Hurricane Irene has been bearing down on the United States and up until today weather experts predicted that the storm would make a direct impact with southern Florida. Obviously this would bring nothing but bad news to the area but today analysts came back with new predictions that should save Florida from quite a bit of the storm’s wrath. Thus far in the hurricane season there has not been a single hurricane or any major landfall damage so hopefully Hurricane Irene does not break the current trend.
Unlike previous predictions Hurricane Irene is now expected to stay 100 to 150 miles off the coast of Florida which means it will not be making landfall in the next few days. Hurricane Irene is unfortunately expected to strengthen as well but analysts say it is much easier to deal with a strong storm that avoids landfall entirely.
Many south Florida residents are excited and happy about the news as it could save them quite a bit of time and money. Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean is just starting to pick up however so more storms are expected in the next few weeks. For now though residents of Florida and other nearby areas are just happy to avoid having to deal with a storm in the coming week. No word on what is expected after Hurricane Irene though there are currently multiple storms forming in the Atlantic Ocean that are expected to develop into tropical storms and possibly hurricanes.