Irene has become the first hurricane of the 2011 season and poses a serious threat to the east coast of the United States but NOT the gulf coast. The storm may be a category 3 0r 4 when it makes landfall later this week.
We are now in the heart of the hurricane season and more hurricanes are likely to develop over the next month or two. Now would be a good time to make sure that you have your plans in action just in case a hurricane threatens our area down the road.
Our weather for this week will be mainly hot and dry.