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Helene expected to become a major hurricane Tuesday

Posted at 4:16 PM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 23:44:29-04

Hurricane Helene continues to get better organized with a large eye developing and winds now up to 105 mph.

In the next 24 hours the National Hurricane Center expects Helene to strengthen even more as it moves over warm waters and encounters low shear causing it to become a major hurricane Tuesday afternoon with winds getting as high as 115 mph.

Right now Hurricane Helene is sliding to the WNW but in a couple days it will run into a mid level trough in the Eastern Atlantic which will force Helene to turn to the North.

As Helene gains latitude moves over cooler waters the center projects the hurricane to weaken to a tropical storm later this week.

Good news is Helene should stay out in the open waters and will not be a threat to land.