Hurricane Igor Now Strongest Storm of the Season

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Hurricane Igor has become the strongest hurricane so far this season and is expected to become the first Category 5 storm of the year.

Currently, the massive storm is a Category 4 with sustained winds near 150 mph. Forecasters predict Igor will stay south of Bermuda for the next five days. It's too early to tell if the hurricane will threaten land beyond that.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Julie has formed in the Atlantic with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and higher gusts.

Julie was about 110 miles southeast of the Cape Verde Islands on Sunday night.

National Hurricane Center meteorologists said Julie may strengthen to a hurricane by Tuesday, but the storm is not expected to threaten the U.S, though Bermuda could be in its path.

The hurricane season runs from about June 1 to Nov. 30, averaging 11 storms with maximum sustained winds of at least 39 mph annually, according to the NHC.

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