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Hurricane Joaquin Strengthens As It Heads North

Hurricane specialist Eric Blake uses a computer at the National Hurricane Center to track the path of Hurricane Joaquin, a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph, as it passes over parts of the Bahamas on October 1, 2015 in Miami, Florida. The National Hurricane Center forecasters are still trying to determine if the hurricane will turn to the north and northwest, which might affect the U.S. East Coast. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Hurricane specialist Eric Blake uses a computer at the National Hurricane Center to track the path of Hurricane Joaquin, a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph, as it passes over parts of the Bahamas on October 1, 2015 in Miami, Florida. The National Hurricane Center forecasters are still trying to determine if the hurricane will turn to the north and northwest, which might affect the U.S. East Coast. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Hurricane Joaquin is now a Category 4 storm and is expected to strengthen as it heads over the Bahamas, and then turn northward. The storm will bring strong winds, dangerous sea surges and flash flooding to the central Bahamas.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson checks in with Bryan Norcross, senior hurricane specialist of The Weather Channel, to find out the latest on the trajectory of Hurricane Joaquin.

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