Larry remains a Category 3 hurricane in the Atlantic, separately monitoring the Northern Gulf
BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Hurricane Larry is now a “large and powerful” major hurricane as it churns over the warm waters in the Atlantic.
|Location||Maximum Sustained Winds||Movement||Pressure|
|~ 1,510 miles SE of Bermuda||125 mph||WNW at 14 mph||958 mb|
Larry is expected to strengthen further over the course of the weekend, and will likely remain a major hurricane through the early part of next week. The system is forecasted to take a more northward turn by early next week as well, meaning no major impacts to the United States are currently expected. Still, swells generated from Larry could cause dangerous surf and rip current conditions for parts of the East Coast after Labor Day.
EYES ON THE GULF
The National Hurricane Center is still keeping tabs on disorganized rain and storm activity over parts of Central America and the southern Yucatan Peninsula Saturday evening. Forecasters note that this system is expected to move over the southwestern Gulf Sunday and could move a bit northward early next week.
While upper level winds are currently forecasted to limit significant development through Labor Day, we’ll keep close eyes on the system into the middle parts of next week.
As of right now, this is of no immediate concern for the Brazos Valley, just something we’ll file under the “keeping tabs on” folder through the upcoming weekend.
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