Major Hurricane Maria could hit the Dominican Republic head on with 120MPH+ Winds before heading towards the U.S!

Maria has been named by the National Hurricane Centre as a Hurricane and looks to pose a huge threat to many areas including the United States.

Current forecasts show rapid strengthening of the system as it barrels towards the Dominican Republic.

Other areas in its path include the Leeward Islands, St. Lucia, Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Saba and St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, Anguilla, Martinique, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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At this range the track is still not guaranteed and landfall for the United States is something we cannot say will happen for certain, However it is something to be aware of as the latest model outputs show this to be a possibility.