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Igor forecast to create dangerous rip currents along U.S. East Coast

Igor, a Category 4 hurricane, is expected to cause large swells and dangerous rip currents across the U.S. East Coast beginning today.

The storm, with sustained winds of 145 mph and higher gusts, is not forecast to make landfall on the United States. Bermuda, however, lies in the storm's projected path.

Igor was tracking west-northwest near 7 mph, but it was expected to turn northwest in the next two days.

Also in the Atlantic, Julia weakened to a Category 2 hurricane as it moves northwest near 18 mph. Sustained winds dropped to 105 mph and forecasters expect additional weakening in the next 48 hours. Julia is not forecast to affect the U.S. mainland.

Meanwhile, a hurricane watch was in effect for part of the east coast of Mexico as Tropical Storm Karl churns in the Bay of Campeche.

The storm was moving west-northwest near 13 mph with sustained winds around 50 mph. Karl could become a hurricane by Friday, according to forecasters.

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Igor forecast to create dangerous rip currents along U.S. East Coast 09/16/10 [Last modified: Thursday, September 16, 2010 6:28am]
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