RICHMOND, Va. -- Hurricane Joaquin has strengthened considerably over the past 24 hours. It formed around 8 a.m. Wednesday with winds of 75 m.p.h., and winds increased to 115 m.p.h. by 11 p.m. As of 2 p.m. Thursday, maximum sustained winds were up to 130 m.p.h., making it a category four hurricane.
The forecast track of Joaquin is complicated after Friday, with some models curving it away from the coast, some moving it into North Carolina, some moving it into Virginia, and others taking it farther north towards New York. Local effects from Hurricane Joaquin will be felt Sunday into Monday. Joaquin would bring additional rainfall on top of what occurs prior to Sunday. Click here to use Interactive Hurricane Tracker and scroll down for live Hurricane Joaquin updates.