It’s a tough week in weather for the East Coast: first an earthquake, next a hurricane.
Hurricane Irene is currently in the Turks and Caicos and is on course to sweep straight up the Eastern Seaboard. The maximum sustained winds are 90 mph and the storm is moving at a pace of 9 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The storm is on track to be a category 4 hurricane by the time it reaches full force. Currently, conditions are ideal for strengthening and there is nothing in its path to slow it down.
Irene is expected to hit the Bahamas tomorrow.
Massachusetts may see the effects of the storm early next week. Although the NWS says it is too early to determine the outcome, they express concern that the Northeast could feel the force of Irene.