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Hurricane Maria: will she enter the Gulf?

Courtesy of the National Weather Service.

The southeast and the Caribbean Islands watching the Atlantic as the latest named storm churns toward the Gulf.

Hurricane Maria is forecast to become a category 4 storm over the next few days. Folks in the US Virgin islands are already being evacuated, even as they continue to recover from Irma.

So far, Mississippi has been fortunate this season: we’ve avoided any major impact from two of the worst hurricanes in history, but officials are taking an abundance of caution as maria slowly wanders her way to the US mainland. Eric Carpenter with the NWS describes what you can expect:

“There’s a chance that she could stay in the Atlantic ,and there’s a lot it could do there, but at least into next week we’re looking at Maria staying well away from Mississippi.

While officials are keeping a close eye on this latest potential for disaster, you’re looking at the thermometer this week as highs push to the upper 80s and into the 90s.

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