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Igor becomes a hurricane

As of 11 pm EDT Saturday Hurricane Igor was centered about 1800kms east of the Leeward Islands with top winds of 120km/h.

Igor should continue to move westward through the weekend, gradually turning towards the west-northwest. At this moment Igor is not a threat to any land areas and no watches or warnings have been posted.

Igor may become a threat to land in the coming week.


A tropical disturbance is moving through the eastern Caribbean. Showers and thunderstorms associated with this low pressure area are have decreased but conditions are favorable for development as the system continues to move towards the west-northwest. The system could become a tropical depression during the next few days. In the meantime more heavy showers and thunderstorms with the potential for flash flooding and mud slides to Hispaniola.

Another strong tropical wave has moved out of Africa and will be monitored for possible development over the next few days as well

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