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Sep 13, 2010 10:48 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Igor could become Category 5 hurricane in Atlantic

Powerful Hurricane Igor is threatening to become a Category 5 storm as it churns far out over the Atlantic.

Igor is currently at Category 4 strength with maximum sustained winds near 150 mph. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Igor could reach Category 5 strength later today.

Igor is located about 940 miles east of the Northern Leeward Islands and is moving west near 13 mph.

Farther west in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Julia is nearing the southern Cape Verde Islands.

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