Maria at Category 2 Intensity; Expected to Be a Dangerous Major Hurricane before Reaching Leeward Islands

Hurricane Maria passed north of Barbados, bringing tropical storm conditions including steady downpours that triggered a flood warning for the island. And as the Category 2 hurricane continues on its track through the Leeward Islands, forecasters say it could be a major hurricane later today.

And Maria is taking aim at Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma less than two weeks ago.

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