“With much of the Northeast and Southeast reeling from the fury of Ida, another system quietly strengthened early Thursday into the fifth hurricane of the 2021 Atlantic season.
“Hurricane Larry, packing maximum sustained winds of 80 mph, was expected to intensify into a major hurricane – Category 3 or stronger – within days, possibly by Friday night, forecasters said.
“The National Hurricane Center predicts that Larry’s winds will reach 140 mph over the weekend, which is Category 4 strength.
“Larry was located 600 miles to the west of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands and was moving west at 17 mph on Thursday morning. That’s about 3,000 miles east of most locations on the East Coast of the U.S.”
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