Hurricane Larry continues to strengthen

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Hurricane Larry is slowly strengthening over the eastern Atlantic Ocean Friday.

As of 12 p.m., Larry is currently around 1,750 miles off the Cabo Verde Islands with maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour. The storm is moving west northwest at 20 mph and has hurricane-force winds extending up to 30 miles from the center of the storm.

Hurricane Larry is expected to take a gradual turn northwest and a decrease in forward speeds are expected sometime Friday night, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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The hurricane is expected to make it to a strong hurricane status, potentially even a category 3 or 4 storm, according to Meteorologist James Hopkins. However, as of now, the turn of the storm makes it so it is not an expected threat to the coast.

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