A trio of hurricanes is churning in the Atlantic basin


Meet Irma, Jose and Katia — the three hurricanes currently churning in the Atlantic basin.

Hurricane Irma — a Category 5 storm — poses the most imminent threat as it bears down on the Caribbean with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph speeds before it is expected to take a turn to the north to threaten the U.S., according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

On Wednesday afternoon, the “quickly strengthening” Hurricane Jose was upgraded to a Category 1 storm. As of 5 p.m., Jose was moving west-northwest at 16 mph with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. The storm could be near a major hurricane by Friday.

No coastal watches and warnings are in effect for Jose at this time, according to the NHC.

Hurricane Katia is currently forming in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, according to the NHC. As of 5 p.m., it was moving southeast at 3 mph and has maximum sustained winds of…



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