Hurricane Earl Poised to Gain Major Strength

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The Category 2 hurricane is picking up speed over the Atlantic Ocean, causing warnings in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and surrounding areas.

By late today and early Tuesday, many areas may receive up to eight inches of rain, which could cause flash floods, mudslides and storm surges. And if you’re living on the East Coast, you’re not immune from Earl — he may just ruin your Labor Day weekend, or at the very least produce rip currents near your beaches.

Earl is currently located east of Puerto Rico, heading west-northwest at 15 mph. (via CNN)

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