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Friday evening Tropics check (9/1/2017)

Tropical Disturbance  (9/1/2017, pm)
Hurricane Irma Path (9/1/2017, pm)
Hurricane Irma (9/1/2017, pm)
Hurricane Irma (9/1/2017, pm)
Posted at 6:21 PM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 17:57:27-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- All eyes are back in the Atlantic ocean as we watch two areas of interest.

Hurricane Irma is a very small but very powerful hurricane. Winds are sustained at 120 mph, making this storm a category three. Currently, Irma is situated between the Cape Verde Islands and the Lesser Antilles moving west at about 13 mph.

It is way too soon to tell if Hurricane Irma will have an impact on the US or Florida, but the most recent models indicate have the hurricane moving over the Lesser Antilles by next Wednesday.

Closer to the coast of Africa is an area of disorganized cloudiness and thunderstorms moving west at 15 mph. Environmental conditions are expected to be favorable in the coming days, giving this disturbance a 60% chance of development in the next five days.