NHC Keeping An Eye On Tropical Storm Larry

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Tropical Storm Larry has formed, and the National Hurricane Center forecasts that it could strengthen to a hurricane.

The system could be a Category 3 hurricane by early next week as it heads toward the central part of the Atlantic.

The system is located 370 miles west-southwest of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands, packing 70 mph maximum sustained winds and moving west at 22 mph.

There is uncertainty about where Larry will end up so it bears monitoring.

“The system is forecast to intensify into a strong hurricane while it turns north into the central Atlantic before it gets to the islands,” Brian Norcross said. “For the next several days, Larry won’t be a problem. After that, we need to be sure it continues to the north. Its long-term prospects are still a bit murky.”

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