Irma Rapidly Expands To Category 2 Storm In Atlantic

CHARLESTON SC (WSCC) - Hurricane Irma is well away from the Gulf Coast but it quickly became one to watch Thursday.

Irma went from tropical storm to category 2 strength with maximum winds of 100 miles per hour in a matter of hours. The National Hurricane Center expect Irma to grow further and could be a category 4 storm with max winds of 130 miles per hour in a few days.

For now, it's unknown if Irma will threaten the United States. The storm could be approaching the Leeward Islands by the middle of next week.

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