Katia now third hurricane in tropics; forms in SW Gulf of Mexico

07 September, 2017, 01:45 | Author: Ora Austin
  • A map showing the location of Hurricane Irma and Tropical Storm Jose

A cold front over Texas will keep Katia from pushing north, forcing the storm to hang around in the western Gulf before turning south and southwest and driving into eastern Mexico later this week.

The Institute estimated that Jose will hold today similar path and translation speed, gaining more in organization and intensity, with the possibility of becoming a hurricane on Thursday.

On Wednesday, Katia and Jose upgraded to hurricane status, joining Irma, a Category 5 storm with 185-mph winds.

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

It said a hurricane watch was in effect for the coast of the Mexican state of Veracruz where heavy rainfall could be expected. Strengthening is forecast and Katia could become a hurricane before it approaches the coast of Veracruz in a couple of days.

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Katia now has 75 miles per hour winds and is moving southeast at 3 miles per hour.

As of the midday Wednesday advisory, Tropical Storm Jose has sustained winds of 70 miles per hour.

The potentially catastrophic category 5 storm made landfall in the Caribbean early Wednesday morning.

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

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