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Tropics still active as Hurricane Igor continues to strengthen

The tropics continue to be active with forecasters watching three areas in the Atlantic basin.

Hurricane Igor is continuing to strengthen and may become a Category 5 storm. In the central Atlantic Ocean, it is unlikely to threaten the East Coast, forecasters say.

Igor this morning had sustained winds of 150 mph, just 5 mph shy of the Category 5 level.

Most computer models forecast the storm to begin turning west-northwest over the next several days. It still could pose problems for Bermuda.

Tropical Storm Julia, in the far east Atlantic near the Cape Verde Islands, was tracking west at about 15 mph.

Like Igor, Julia is expected to begin a northwesterly track in the next few days. It is unlikely to affect the U.S. mainland.

Forecasters also are watching an area of low pressure in the central Caribbean Sea.

So far, the system is producing only clouds and showers, although forecasters for the National Hurricane Center say it is moving into an environment favorable for development. They give it a 40 percent chance of becoming a tropical storm in the next 48 hours.

Computer models show the system moving west-northwest for the next several days.

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Tropics still active as Hurricane Igor continues to strengthen 09/13/10 [Last modified: Monday, September 13, 2010 10:42am]
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