Hurricane Karl has ramped up to a Category 3 storm with winds of 120 m.p.h., and is bearing down on Vera Cruz, Mexico. Mexican authorities are evacuating oil platforms in the Gulf and residents are preparing for Hurricane Karl's arrival.
Hurricane Karl has a maximum sustained wind speed near 75 mph. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says additional strengthening is possible and Karl could approach major hurricane strength before reaching Mexico's coast.
Hurricane Julia became a Category 4 storm Wednesday. Tropical storm Karl is expected to reach hurricane status by the time it makes landfall in Mexico Saturday morning. Igor could brush Bermuda by Sunday.
Hurricane Igor could weaken and be over Bermuda by Sunday, forecasters say. But the path could change.
Hurricane Julia has maximum sustained winds Tuesday near 75 mph, with some additional strengthening expected during the next day or so.
National Hurricane Center says that hurricane Igor got its kick as it encountered a perfect environment. It could flirt with Category 5 status.
Hurricane Igor was at Category 4 strength with winds near 150 mph, but the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Hurricane Igor could reach Category 5 strength today.
Tropical Storm Igor, located about 350 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands, is expected to regain tropical storm strength in the far eastern Atlantic.
Tropical storm Hermine moved ashore in northern Mexico, just south of Brownsville, Texas on Monday night.
The latest hurricane Earl update has the storm accelerating toward Cape Cod and passing Nantucket after midnight. But hurricane Earl is expected to weaken further as it passes offshore.