Harvey is moving away, a drier weekend ahead

Harvey is moving away, a drier weekend ahead

(WVUE) - Harvey is continuing to move north and farther away from the area.

A mix of sun and showers will be around Thursday with the flood threat greatly diminished. It will be breezy again, but as the winds gradually turn westward, coastal flooding issues should subside by Thursday night.

Friday and most of the weekend will be mainly dry. High temperatures will return to near normal at about 90 degrees.

Eyes will be on the Gulf of Mexico next week as another area of low pressure that could form south of Texas.

Meanwhile, Irma has become a hurricane in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

At 11 a.m., the hurricane was located about 650 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands.

Maximum sustained winds are 100 mph with higher gusts.

Irma is moving to the west-northwest at 10 mph. This general motion is forecast through early Friday, followed by a generally westward motion on Saturday.

Irma is forecast to become a major hurricane by Thursday night and is expected to be an extremely dangerous hurricane for the next several days.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles.

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