‘Formidable’ Hurricane Larry to bring dangerous surf, rip currents to Atlantic shores

ORLANDO, Fla. — Hurricane Larry remains a major hurricane in the Atlantic. Read updates below:

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11:50 p.m. update

Hurricane Larry remains a “formidable” hurricane and is expected to cause dangerous surf and rip currents along the Western Atlantic shores later this week, according to the National Hurricane Center.


11 a.m. update

The National Hurricane Center said “powerful” Hurricane Larry is expected to cause dangerous surf and rip currents along western Atlantic shores later this week.

Larry’s winds remained near 120 mph. The storm is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind scale.

Larry’s swells are likely to cause “life-threatening surf and rip current conditions,” the National Hurricane Center said.

Forecasters said some fluctuations in intensity are possible during the next couple of days. The storm will start to gradually weaken later this week.

5 a.m. update

Hurricane Larry is still a major hurricane. The storm’s winds are near 120 mph, with higher gusts. It is a category 3 hurricane.

Forecasters said dangerous surf and rip currents are expected along western Atlantic shores later this week.

The National Hurricane Center said some fluctuations in intensity is possible over the next few days. They expect Larry to gradually weaken later this week.

Weather officials said Larry is a large hurricane.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

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