Hurricane Sam restrengthens into Category 4 storm

ORLANDO, Fla. — Hurricane Sam is a Category 4 storm. Read updates below:

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5 a.m. update

Hurricane Sam is continuing to strengthen in the Atlantic.

Sam is forecast to pass well to the northwest of the northern Leeward Islands on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Hurricane Hunters said Sam’s winds have increased to near 130 mph.

Sam is a Category 4 hurricane.

The storm is forecast to remain a major hurricane through late this 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.