Quantcast

Powerful Igor churning far out in the Atlantic - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports

Powerful Igor churning far out in the Atlantic

MIAMI (AP) - Powerful Hurricane Igor is roaring far out in the Atlantic and forecasters expect it to remain over open water through at least the end of the week.

Igor is a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds near 150 mph (240 kph). The forecast track Monday showed it staying well south of Bermuda for the next five days. It's too early to tell if it might threaten land beyond that.

Also in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Julia is moving west, away from the southern Cape Verde Islands. Julia's maximum sustained winds were near 50 mph (85 kph) and it could soon become a hurricane.

Officials issued a tropical storm warning for parts of the Cape Verde Islands including Maio, Sao Tiago, Fogo and Brava.

Click here to track storms with our Interactive Hurricane Center.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

Powered by Frankly