Category 4 Hurricane Lorenzo strengthens in Atlantic, not expected to hit US
MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Hurricane Lorenzo has continued to strengthen in the central Atlantic Ocean, where it is currently far from any populous land masses.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Saturday night that the Category 4 storm has maximum sustained winds of 145 mph.
Lorenzo is about 1,445 miles southwest of the Azores and is moving north at 10 mph.
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect, although forecasters say people in the Azores should monitor the storm's progress, as the center could approach the Portuguese island chain on Tuesday.
Officials say swells produced by the storm are affecting parts of the northeastern coast of South America and the Lesser Antilles.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Body found in Mississippi River near Reserve
EBR authorities search for suspected vehicle burglar
Baton Rouge Mayor aims to rename City Hall Plaza after Davis Rhorer
Jury selection underway in trial of accused serial killer, Kenneth Gleason
U.S. health experts recommend pausing use of Johnson&Johnson COVID vaccine
Southeastern regains sole possession of first place in Southland standings with win...
Max Johnson in the mix for LSU starting quarterback job
Coach O admits to mistakes, takes steps to correct them in the...
Saints QB Jameis Winston gets emotional discussing Drew Brees
Southern football on the road to play Texas Southern