Hurricane Teddy has strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane and will reach Category 4 strength on Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory.
The hurricane was located about 820 miles (1,315 km) east of the Lesser Antilles, packing maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour (155 km/h), the NHC said on Wednesday.
The National Hurricane Center said at just about 5am, the center of Hurricane Teddy was located approximately 820 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward to about 175 miles.
JUST IN: Hurricane Teddy now a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 100mph, and forecast to become a Cat. 4 later this week, National Hurricane Center says.
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Sally, Teddy, and Paulette are category 2 hurricanes. Vicky is a tropical storm, and Wilfred could form off the coast of Africa in the next two days. pic.twitter.com/dfE3aN3Hcl
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