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UPDATE: Irma threatens Leeward Islands, Tropics stay active

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Monday morning Tropics check (09/04/2017)
Hurricane Irma 11am Forecast track (09/04/2017)
Hurricane Irma 11am advisory (09/04/2017)
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Hurricane Irma (09/04/2017)
Posted at 10:49 AM, Sep 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-04 10:49:00-04

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- Hurricane Irma continues to stay strong. The latest advisory (as of 11:00am ET) has Irma with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph. The storm was located 560 miles east of the Leeward Islands and it is moving west-southwest at 14 mph. The storm will make a VERY CLOSE (if not direct) approach to the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, and potentially Hispaniola. Interests in Florida (especially southeast Florida) and the Bahamas have to be keeping watch on this system as it will likely be close to the peninsula by Sunday (impacting the Bahamas by Friday).

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* ANTIGUA...BARBUDA...ANGUILLA...MONTSERRAT...ST. KITTS...AND
NEVIS
* SABA...ST. EUSTATIUS...AND SINT MAARTEN
* SAINT MARTIN AND SAINT BARTHELEMY

A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* GUADELOUPE
* BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
* U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
* PUERTO RICO...VIEQUES...AND CULEBRA

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* DOMINICA

In addition, there are two disturbances with a chance of tropical development. One on the Bay of Campeche has a 40% chance to develop within five days. The other, trailing southeast of Irma, has a 70% chance of tropical development within the next five days.

You can catch the forecast on ABC 27 News starting at 5:00 each morning, as well as ABC 27 News at Noon. Chief Meteorologist Casanova Nurse has your forecast at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and 11:00 this evening.

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