Forecasters: Hurricane Maria Is A "Potentially Catastrophic" Storm

Forecasters are calling Hurricane Maria "potentially catastrophic" as it heads for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. 

As of 11 a.m. the National Hurricane Center says Maria is a Category 5 storm with top winds at 160 mph. 

Forecasters predict the eye of Maria will move over the northeastern Caribbean Sea Tuesday, and then pass near or over the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Wednesday.  

Computer models currently indicate that Hurricane Maria will stay well to the east of Florida and the U.S. mainland.

Some fluctuations in intensity are likely over the coming days

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