SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Here is a tropical update on Irma from WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams:
Tropical Storm Irma in the east Atlantic has rapidly intensified into a category two hurricane on Thursday morning.
And then, the forecast for Irma calls for it to intensify to major hurricane strength by this weekend as it continues moving west toward the Caribbean.
Unfortunately, the models are in disagreement about what happens after that. Some model forecasts bring Irma toward the U.S. East Coast and others bring Irma toward the Gulf of Mexico.
Regardless, we must accept the likely possibility that Irma will be a major hurricane near Cuba some time next week. Even though we do not know if it will threaten the U.S. or not, it has our full attention. We will be tracking the latest as Irma develops. So, keep up with our updates to stay informed.