With the extra data that became available during the night, more certainty has been gained on the path of hurricane Irene, now a category 2 hurricane:
- Irene’s eye is unlikely to make landfall in Florida
- The threat to North Carolina has increased
- There a threat to New England from this storm if the storm gets back over water
Irene is become a large hurricane with hurricane-force winds forecast to cover a wider swath than average, so don’t focus too much on the dark circles above. As the storm gets closer to the coast, we’ll be able to provide forecast wind speeds that will assist planning the response to the storm.
AccuWeather has more details.