Igor becomes a hurricane, another system near Puerto Rico

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -  Igor became a hurricane late Saturday night as it continues to move across the east-central Atlantic.  In the coming days Igor should become a major hurricane (category 3 or higher) as it moves over the warm waters in the tropical Atlantic and experiences low wind shear.  Luckily some of the new computer models are hinting at a northwestward turn as it passes just north of the Leeward islands by the middle of next week.  Odds seem to favor it recurving into the Atlantic and not approaching the U.S. east coast.  However keep a close eye as things can change. 

A strong tropical wave near Puerto Rico could spell trouble down the road for some folks near the Gulf of Mexico.  This storm has a good chance of becoming a tropical depression or stronger as it moves through the Caribbean and towards the Gulf of Mexico.  One way you can track the storms is with our exclusive First Alert Hurricane Tracker.  http://www.wect.com/Global/category.asp?C=137839&nav=menu157_3_2

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