Hurricane Larry continues to intensify, with 125 mph winds

ORLANDO, Fla. — Hurricane Larry continues to strengthen in the Atlantic. Read live updates below:

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11 a.m. update

Hurricane Larry is getting larger and a little stronger, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The storm is still expected to bring dangerous surf and rip currents to to many western Atlantic shores next week.

Forecasters said Larry’s maximum sustained winds have increased to near 125 mph, with higher gusts.

Larry is a category 3 hurricane.

The National Hurricane Center said Larry is forecast to continue strengthening over the next day or two.

It is still too early to tell where Larry will go.

7:30 a.m. update

Larry is forecast to remain a major hurricane for several days, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Forecasters said dangerous surf and rip currents are expected to develop along many western Atlantic shores next week.

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The storm’s maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph, with higher gusts. Larry is currently a category 3 storm.

The National Hurricane Center said the storm is expected to continue to strengthen over the next day or two.

Forecasters said they expect Larry to remain at major hurricane strength through the early part of next week.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.