Atlantic Tropical Storm Forecast to become Hurricane as Another Depression Develops in Gulf
Tropical storm Irma, presently in the south Atlantic and on a north-northwest course that could take it up the US east coast is forecast to become a hurricane over the weekend. It is not yet known if it will make landfall, but if it does, Florida and the Caribbean are the most likely areas of concern. It is also possible that the storm could move north and menace the US Atlantic Seaboard. Readers in any of these areas should watch this storm carefully as it is growing quickly and is forecast to become a category 2 hurricane and continue to grow from there.