Harvey Weakens, Irma Moves West

Sep 3, 2017

Irma, a powerful hurricane east of the Lesser Antilles; Tropical Rainstorm Harvey weakening over the northeastern US

Tropical Rainstorm Harvey continues to weaken over the northeastern United States, and moderate rainfall near the center of circulation is mainly confined to central Pennsylvania and western New

York. Farther east, Harvey's moisture is causing bands of moderate rain from New Jersey into southeastern New York and the New York City area up across southern New England. Rain will continue to

move to the northeast into upstate New York and New England, Saturday night into Sunday. Additional rainfall through Sunday will be 1-2 inches at the most, which may result in areas of minor

flooding.

As of late Saturday evening, Hurricane Irma remains a strong Category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 110 mph and it is tracking to the west at 14 mph with the center located about 1,030 miles

east of the Leeward Islands. Irma will travel in a general westward motion through the central tropical Atlantic into early next week. Irma will become a major hurricane again as it approaches the

Lesser Antilles during Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Recent computer models are suggesting Irma could pass very close to the Leeward Islands during Wednesday. However, tropical-storm-force

winds and very rough surf could start to show up over these islands during Tuesday. There is some chance that Irma could impact the Bahamas or the southeastern and eastern coasts of the U.S. as early

as later next week or next weekend, respectively. All residents and interests in the Lesser Antilles, especially the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and the Gulf and

East coasts of the U.S. need to closely monitor the progression of this very dangerous hurricane.

By AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Bob Smerbeck and updated by Senior Meteorologist Jack Boston

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