11 p.m. update:
ORLANDO, Fla. — Tropical Storm Larry’s strengthening has paused, but it is likely to resume intensifying overnight Wednesday into Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Tropical Storm #Larry Advisory 6: Larry'S Strengthening Pauses, But Intensification Likely To Resume Later Tonight and Thursday. https://t.co/VqHn0uj6EM— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 2, 2021
5 p.m. update:
Tropical Storm Larry is forecast to become a hurricane Wednesday night, Channel 9 meteorologist George Waldenberger said.
He said the storm poses no tropical threat to Florida for now.
There's Larry, forecast to become a hurricane tonight.— George Waldenberger (@GWaldenWFTV) September 1, 2021
Monitoring the recurve and Bermuda down the road...but too soon to know where Larry ends up. No tropical threats to Florida for now. pic.twitter.com/qph411TuVe
Read our earlier coverage below:
Tropical Storm Larry formed in the Atlantic early Wednesday.
The storm is forecast to continue to strengthen over the next few days and become a hurricane by late Thursday or Friday.
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Forecasters said the storm will continue westward and begin to turn northwest over the weekend.
The storm’s winds are reaching 45 mph.
See: Tropical system terms explained
Channel 9 will continue to monitor Larry, but it is too early to tell where the storm will go.
It is the twelfth named storm of the season.
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NEW: Larry! Tropical Storm Larry will become a major hurricane. Early indications show a curve, but I am going to watch for changes (going over this on Channel 9 right now). FYI: Julian & Kate formed a couple days ago, briefly, and fell apart out-to-sea. See you on 9! pic.twitter.com/Vbf6Kq0HKV— Brian Shields, WFTV (@BrianWFTV) September 1, 2021
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