TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The season's latest hurricane will be a hassle for northern Atlantic shipping routes for the time being.
Hurricane Martin — the season's seventh hurricane — is moving northeast Wednesday evening at a rapid 31 mph, while its center is about 700 miles south-southeast of Newfoundland, with highest sustained winds of 85 mph.
Martin is expected to be an expansive category 2 hurricane just before transitioning into an extratropical cyclone by later Thursday. It will still be capable of causing hurricane-force winds over various north Atlantic shipping lanes. Its remnants are forecast to move toward the British Isles by Sunday.
Martin has no bearing on the weather pattern and expectations for the Big Bend or Florida/Georgia line regions.