Hurricane Katia Brings Heavy Rain to Mexico a Day After Quake

Posted September 12, 2017

'I have little doubt Irma will go down as one of the most infamous in Atlantic hurricane history'. Storms of Category 3 and above are defined as major hurricanes.

The US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) believe all three have the potential to hit land at the same time.

Katia made landfall as a hurricane late Friday (Sept. 8) north of Tecolutla, the National Hurricane Center said.

Weather forecasters were closely monitoring Hurricane Jose as it gathered strength over the Atlantic OceanWhat is Hurricane Jose and where is its path?

Hurricane Jose was located about 1,040 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and had reached wind gusts of 75 miles per hour, according to an advisory issued Wednesday by the Miami-based National Hurricane Center. Tropical-storm-force winds extend out 70 miles.

Katia was initially measured as a Category 1 storm with 75 miles per hour winds - far less powerful than Irma, which is quickly approaching Florida, and Jose which remains farther out in the Atlantic Ocean.

Katia was about 201 km west northwest of the port of Veracruz by mid-morning on Saturday, the NHC said, noting that the threat of heavy rainfall continued. It's then predicted to turn northeast, traveling north of the coast of Puerto Rico on Sunday before turning back into the ocean.

- Watches and warnings: A hurricane warning is in effect for Cabo Rojo to Laguna Verde.

Irma's center is forecast to enter southern Georgia far inland Monday and plow northward as a tropical storm or depression.

Areas likely to be hit by Jose are in the midst of recovery from Irma, with most of the Caribbean still without power or strong broadband access.