Maria picks up strength, expected to become a hurricane today

Over the next three days, National Hurricane Center forecasters say Maria will likely intensify to a major Category 3 storm as it nears the Lesser Antilles and the Virgin Islands. It could weaken slightly, but then regain strength as it approaches
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Over the next three days, National Hurricane Center forecasters say Maria will likely intensify to a major Category 3 storm as it nears the Lesser Antilles and the Virgin Islands. It could weaken slightly, but then regain strength as it approaches

Hurricane warnings expanded in anticipation of a stronger Maria

September 17, 2017 11:18 AM