Hurricane Irma closes in on the Caribbean

ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee tracks the latest path of Hurricane Irma, a Category 3 hurricane that models show could be headed for Florida and the East Coast.
1:04 | 09/04/17

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And that to the latest on hurricane arm it is a category three storm right now it is strengthening vitamin and it's closing in on the Caribbean but models show. It could be headed for the southeast ginger is here tracking Al force this morning good morning to get there. Nineteen pause so much interest in this storm because everyone is very hurricane leery right now and we should be patient keep threatening but not yet freaking out and here's why we don't have a definitive answer on US landfall what we do know. Is that this thing as a strong still a category three moving west a little southwest but it eventually we'll take more on the west northwest turn. The northern Leeward Islands are under hurricane watch that's happening Wednesday. Into Thursday north of Puerto Rico this track takes it and then into the southern Bahamas. By the weekend that's the big thing that you have to pay attention to the weekend so we're talking about still almost a week before it would impact. The United States are had the potential to do so who put a couple of computers but getting plots on just to give me an idea how widespread those thoughts are anywhere from mobile bay. Up the coast North Carolina Dan. Say say don't forget now but still concerning nonetheless.

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