Hurricane Irene

By: Melanie Niemann
By: Melanie Niemann

Irene gains strength and becomes the first hurricane of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season. It may even have an impact on your weekend plans.

Hurricane Irene became the first hurricane of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season early Monday morning as it moved offshore of Puerto Rico.

Hurricane Irene is now forecast to track over warm water and become stronger over the next 5 days. Models have the hurricane tracking toward Florida and the US east coast by the end of the week into the weekend.

This is not going to be the greatest weekend to head to the Outer Banks or VA Beach, since Irene could potentially become a category 3 hurricane while making landfall in the Carolinas.

We are still a long ways away from Irene making US Landfall, so things could certainly change. For the latest updates on the hurricane keep it tuned to CBS 19!

Cheers for now,


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