Hurricane Irma strengthens to Category 5

ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee reports on the latest path of the storm as it moves toward Florida and the Caribbean.
1:06 | 09/05/17

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Transcript for Hurricane Irma strengthens to Category 5
That new hurricane barreling toward the caribbean. Now a category 5 storm. States of emergency already in Puerto Rico and Florida, of course, ginger zee is tracking the path and, ginger, this is powerful. Huge update from the national hurricane center. My eyes were wide, my jaw dropped to see this. Now 175-mile-per-hour max sustained winds gusts to 185 miles per hour. 270 miles east of Antigua. Those northern leeward aisles are the first in its path. Hurricane warnings stretch for much of the caribbean. The other big change, this track keeps it a category 5 as it blows through. The only good news it's kind of north but that means it doesn't hit any land but stays strong and on the right side who would be in that cone, that is key west by the end of Sunday into Monday. We're talking about weekend impacts beginning for south Florida and a lot of those tracks take it around Florida on both sides. We're going to be fine-tuning that making it more definitive as we get closer. Not looking good for anyone in the path of Irma. It sure is not. All right, ginger, thank you.

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