Where is Hurricane Maria Headed Next?
Hurricane Maria has strengthened a little bit overnight, but it is a much weaker storm than it was when it made landfall Puerto Rico. Maximum sustained winds are now 115 mph with gusts to 140 mph. Only slight strengthening is expected today, and then it is expected to slowly weaken. The future track of Maria is becoming more certain with the both the GFS model and then Euro model keeping Maria well offshore from the east coast of the United States. The GFS ensembles are in remarkable agreement; however, some of the Euro ensembles still bring Maria towards North Carolina.
The following image shows the Euro ensembles for Hurricane Maria: