Tropical Storm Irma forms in the Atlantic

The track of Tropical Storm Irma as of August 31, 2017, at 11 a.m.

Wilmington, N.C (WWAY) – The National Hurricane Center has issued their first advisory for Tropical Storm Irma, currently located about 420 miles to the west of the Cabo Verde Islands.

As of 11 a.m., Irma has wind speeds of 50 mph and is moving to the west at 13 mph. The storm is expected to strengthen to a Category 1 hurricane by Friday morning, as it continues to the west.

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For more information, visit the WWAY Hurricane Center.

As far as impacts for the United States, it is still much too early to tell. We will continueto watch it through the next couple of weeks and will bring you any new information as soon as it becomes available.