Hurricane Irma now a Category 4 but may hit Florida Keys as Category 5

Hurricane Irma has downgraded to Category 4 but it is expected to make landfall in the Florida Keys as Category 5.

According to latest forecast, Irma traverses Cuba and central Bahamas on Friday evening with Category 4 strength of 155 mph.

National Hurricane Center said that Irma may gain strength and become a Category 5 with 160 mph of winds before it hit Florida Keys.

Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall early Sunday.  Catastrophic, life-threatening winds and storm surge impact are expected.

Below is the live satellite images of Hurricane Irma.

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