Hurricane Katia is still in the open water of the Atlantic.
The hurricane was sitting at 5 am at 24.6 N and -63.3 West which puts it north east of Puerto Rico and south east of Miami.
Sitting due East of the Bahamas.
Though the storm had weakened slightly it was expected to strengthen over the next few days. It seems to have done so more quickly than expected and is still moving north west at 13 Miles Per Hour. Hurricane Katia is currently producing maximum sustained winds of 110 MPH. The storm is expected to reduce forward speed over the next few days which will allow it to gain strength even more and become a major hurricane by Tuesday.
Currently Hurricane force winds outward from the center of Katia for 45 miles and tropical storm force winds extend up to 185 miles from Katia's center.
Large swells are expected to be generated by Katia along the eastern seaboard of the United States, Bermuda, the Greater Antilles and eastern facing beaches of the Bahamas over the next few days.
The swells are expected to cause life threatening surf and dangerous rip currents.
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