Just hours after being designated a hurricane, Ophelia was intensifying Thursday evening in the Atlantic Ocean and was forecast to strengthen even more in the coming days, the National Hurricane Center said.
As the remnants of what had been Tropical Storm Ophelia fizzled in the Caribbean, another storm -- Philippe -- continued to gain strength Sunday in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center reported.
Hurricane Katia continued to intensify overnight Sunday as it churned in the Atlantic Ocean, spurring warnings about rip currents and fears it could soon develop into a "major hurricane," the National Hurricane Center said.
The storm named Katia has become a hurricane again in the Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center said Friday. It had briefly weakened into a tropical storm but has since regained strength, the center said.
The National Hurricane Center has downgraded Katia, which had been a Category 1 hurricane as it moved through the Atlantic, to a tropical storm, but it is expected to intensify after the next 24 to 36 hours.
Forecast to gain "major" Category 3 status, outer rainbands association with a strengthening Hurricane Earl were affecting the islands of Antigua and Barbuda on Sunday, with conditions forecast to deteriorate, the National Hurricane Center said.
Hurricane Jimena weakened to a Category 3 storm Tuesday afternoon, but remained dangerous as it bore down on the Mexican peninsula of Baja California, with the resort town of Cabo San Lucas in its path.
A "dangerous" Hurricane Jimena bore down Tuesday on the Mexican peninsula of Baja California, with the resort town of Cabo San Lucas lying in its path. Meanwhile, a new tropical storm was forming in the Atlantic Ocean.
Hurricane Bill was churning in the Atlantic Ocean early Monday evening with winds of 90 mph (145 kph), and forecasters said the storm -- still far from any shore -- could become a major hurricane by Wednesday.
The first hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic season lost strength throughout Tuesday, dropping to a Category 1 storm with top wind speeds of 80 mph by late in the day, the National Hurricane Center reported.