Irma Rapidly Intensifies Into 115 MPH

Category 3 Atlantic Hurricane

By Chris Dolce and Jonathan Belles
Aug 31 2017 04:30 PM EDT
Cat 3 Hurricane Irma Strengthens

Meteorologist Heather Tesch is tracking Hurricane Irma that is gaining strength and heading right toward the Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico as a Category 3 Hurricane and is expected to gain strength. Now is the time to prepare.

Irma has rapidly intensified into a major hurricane (Category 3 or stronger) in the eastern Atlantic Ocean after becoming the fourth hurricane of the 2017 season late Thursday morning. Please click here to follow the latest updates on Hurricane Irma.