- Joined Nov 20, 2003
Tropical Storm Katia has been gradually gaining strength as it moves quickly across the Atlantic.
At 5 a.m. Wednesday, Katia was located about 985 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands and was moving toward the northwest at 21 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm's top sustained winds were 65 mph.
Over the next several days, the storm is forecast to bulk up into a Category 3 hurricane, possibly stronger.
At that point, the high pressure is expected to weaken, open an alley of sorts and allow Katia to aim more to the north, said hurricane specialist Mike Brennan of the National Hurricane Center.
Could we be in for a repeat?