Looks like the Hurricane Fred that formed in the Atlantic has now strengthen to a Category 3 Storm. Hurricane Fred became a fierce Category 3 storm in the Atlantic Ocean Wednesday but was still far from land, the National Hurricane Center said.
Earlier, Fred quickly strengthened to a Category 2. Fred’s maximum sustained winds have increased to near 105 mph early Wednesday.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Fred is expected to start weakening Thursday.
Fred is centered about 500 miles west-southwest of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands and moving west-northwest near 13 mph.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Linda is drifting slowly far out over the Pacific with maximum sustained winds near 65 mph.