Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2021. 3:04 pm CST.
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Tropical Storm Larry is strengthening as it is moving west at 22 miles per hour in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and could become a hurricane by Thursday, said the United States National Hurricane Center (NHC).
In its midday advisory, the NHC said the center of Tropical Storm Larry was located near latitude 12.3 North and longitude 27.6 West, about 275 miles southwest of the Cabo Verdes Islands in the eastern tropical Atlantic.
Larry has maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour and is moving westward at approximately 22 miles per hour. The NHC said that tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center. Larry is moving toward the west at approximately 22 miles per hour.
The NHC said it expected Larry to continue moving in the same direction during the next 24 hours. It could make a gradual turn to the west-northwest and slow down by Thursday night and Friday.
Larry is expected to strengthen and become a hurricane on Thursday.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1001 millibars.
The NHC’s next advisory will be released at 6 pm.
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