From the National Hurricane Center at 7:00 a.m.
A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR…
* PUERTO RICO…VIEQUES…AND CULEBRA
* NORTH COAST OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FROM THE HAITI BORDER
EASTWARD TO CABO ENGANO
A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR…
* NORTH COAST OF HAITI FROM LE MOLE ST. NICHOLAS EASTWARD TO THE
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC BORDER
* CENTRAL BAHAMAS
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR…
* U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
* BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
* SOUTH COAST OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FROM SOUTH OF CABO ENGANO
WESTWARD TO THE HAITI BORDER
* ALL OF HAITI
* SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
How will Irene affect Virginia?
WRIC.com: Hurricane Irene Eyes Eastern U.S.
Richmond Times-Dispatch: Hurricane Irene slams Puerto Rico; could hit U.S. this week
In the U.S., Irene, the first hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane seasion, was expected to affect Florida and could clip Georgia and the Carolinas.
WxRisk.com: IRENE **LIKELY** TO BE A Southeast US HURRICANE for AUG 28
IRENE is going to turn to the NW…then NNW… then N into a “GAP” which will exists over the Southeast US. This gap will occur becuase of the huge ridge and heat dome over the Rockies and southwest only externds to the eastern Plains…. and the and the Bermuda High in the Western Atlantic Ocean. This gap is a weakness in the atmosphere which will allow IRENE to make that turn and make landfall in the Carolinas probably in SC.