Published: Fri, September 08, 2017
Markets | By Erika Turner

Two more Hurricanes, Jose and Katia form in Atlantic after Irma

Two more Hurricanes, Jose and Katia form in Atlantic after Irma

Hurricane Jose officially became a major hurricane Thursday evening as the National Hurricane Center said the hurricane had top winds at 120 miles per hour. Storms get names when winds reach 39 miles per hour.

"The northern Leeward Islands are at risk of contending with enhanced showers and tropical-storm-force conditions this weekend, which could hinder Irma recovery efforts", AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Rob Miller said.

Katia formed early Wednesday off the coast of Mexico.

Hurricane Jose continues to strengthen, moving west-northwest at around 17 miles per hour.

The National Hurricane Center forecasts Katia to move in a southwesterly direction and make landfall late on Friday, Sept. 8.

Additional strengthening is forecast, and Jose is expected to become a hurricane by Wednesday night. It is expected to stay on that course over the next couple of days and gradually strengthen.

Hurricane Jose has been upgraded to a category 3 hurricane, and it is heading for the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean.

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"University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy says Irma "could easily be the most costly storm in US history, which is saying a lot considering what just happened two weeks ago" in Texas".

At 11 o' clock this morning, it was located near latitude 16.8 north, longitude 58.4 west.

Jose remained east of the devastating Hurricane Irma Wednesday afternoon.

This storm is a long ways out and does not pose any immediate threats to the U.S.

Elsewhere in the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma wrought havoc on the islands of Barbuda and St. Martin, among others.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for parts of the Dominican Republic and parts of Haiti.

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