Cat 2 Hurricane Irma approaching Leeward Islands

Irma forecast from Sept. 2 evening

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The forecast for Hurricane Irma looks better for Florida as the models show a curve up the East Coast.

The storm is still too far out, however, to be certain, so we will continue to watch developments.

Irma is a Cat. 2 storm, almost a Cat 3, and is forecast to have 130 mph winds just north of Puerto Rico by Wednesday. 

Watches for parts of the Leeward Islands could be issued as early as Sunday.

And beyond that, it's anybody's guess. Do not put any trust into a "forecast" seeming to say where a storm goes after day five or beyond. The further out in time, the greater the uncertainty.

 

More: Fake image of Hurricane Irma shows false storm path toward Texas

Photos: Hurricane Irma weakens to Category 2 storm

 

Hurricane Irma is not worth freaking over, but is worth preparation. This is the middle of hurricane season -- a plan needs to be in place and supplies need to be in order.

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