Hurricane Katia likely to intensify by landfall in Mexico: NHC

Tropical storm Jose formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday

Irma, which was the strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded north of the Caribbean and east of the Gulf of Mexico, passed nearly directly over the island of Barbuda, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Earlier: Emergency attempts to reach Caribbean island communities devastated by Hurricane Irma could be affected by a second major storm threatening the region. "We went from hurricanes being a non-issue to hurricanes being a daily event".

Irma is predicted to make landfall in Florida before working its way north into Georgia and the Carolinas.

Katia is poised to deliver large quantities of rain along the Mexican coast.

Meanwhile, Jose is swirling in the Atlantic, located about 1,040 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.

Hurricane Jose is gathering strength in the warm waters of the central Atlantic and is heading west in the wake of Irma.

She now is 120 miles SE of Grand Turks Island and moving WNW at 16 mph. The islands of Antigua and Barbuda are offline nearly entirely.

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Residents have been told to prepare for mass evacuations, with many areas having already ordered locals to leave.

The storm, packing peak winds of 80 miles per hour, is forecast to track westward toward Mexico and make landfall as a hurricane on Friday night in the state of Veracruz. Here at home, we do expect to eventually see some of Irma's moisture, but not until the middle of next week - for now, we're dealing with tropical humidity and resultant periodic downpours and thunder as a slow-moving frontal system trudges across the Northeast corridor.

But while its trajectory is still unknown, it's entirely possible Jose could curve northwards and avoid the Caribbean and the U.S. coast altogether. "It appears we will be working stations affected by Katia beginning early Friday", Graves added.

Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the NHC's projections showed the hurricane hitting the oil-rich state of Veracruz around the end of the week.

The HWN will remain in continuous operation until further notice. "Measured weather data is always appreciated, but estimated data is accepted", Graves said.

The active season is taking a toll on the National Hurricane Center's website.

In Barbuda, the storm ripped the roof off the island's police station, forcing officers to seek refuge in the fire station and at the community center that served as an official shelter.

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