Irma remains Cat 5 storm, Hurricanes Jose and Katia form

Irma remains Cat 5 storm, expected to make hard right over weekend

Hurricane Irma remains a Category 5 storm as of the latest update with winds at 185 miles per hour (mph).

As of the 4 p.m. update, Irma is just off the Puerto Rico east coast and moving west/northwest at 16 mph.

Computer models have been trending a little east or an earlier turn north for Irma over the weekend.

By Monday, Irma is expected to become a Category 3 storm with sustained winds at 120 mph.

At least two people died and two others were seriously injured in the islands of St. Barts and St. Martin, French Overseas Affairs Minister Annick Girardin said Wednesday.

Two other hurricanes formed on Wednesday - Jose and Katia.

Hurricane Jose is a Category 1 storm and is forecast to stay in the open Atlantic far from land.

By Monday, Jose is expected to remain a Category 1 storm with winds at 80 mph.

Hurricane Katia formed in the Gulf off the coast of Mexico with sustained winds of 75 mph.

According to Associated Press, the government of Mexico has issued a hurricane watch for the coast of the state of Veracruz from Tuxpan to Laguna Verde.

Katia is expected to drift toward the coast on Thursday, according to AP.

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