Hurricane Larry Strengthening into Major Storm

Hurricane Larry
Hurricane Larry

Hurricane Larry is expected to strengthen into a major storm by Friday in the Atlantic, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Larry is not a threat to Florida, but some meteorologists believe it may impact Bermuda, but it’s still too early to predict. The hurricane is moving west to west-northwest at 17 mph, but forecasters say it will turn north in the coming days.

A mid-level ridge is located north of Larry.

“The most recent GFS run begins a more pronounced rightward bend, as the ridge becomes positioned northeast of the tropical cyclone,” the NHC said in a statement.

Hurricane Larry is located 660 miles of the Cabo Verde Islands with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the center.

As Larry is expected to become a major hurricane, Sebastian Daily will continue to monitor its movement. Again, there is no threat at this time for Florida. Most computer models show the storm turning north in the next few days.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and raised in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. In 1994, Andy took a break from broadcasting and was a software and systems engineer for various companies in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2002, he moved back to Florida and settled in Sebastian, where Andy's family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting sector in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as our editor-in-chief in 2016.