Tracking Hurricane Maria: What you need to know
As Hurricane Maria barrels in the Caribbean, we are keeping an eye on the powerful storm currently headed in the direction of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, the storm had sustained wind speeds of 160 mph and was moving northwest at about 10 mph. It's expected to maintain its strength as it moves in on Puerto Rico.
It is still too early to determine if or how Maria will impact the East Coast, but it is a storm worth watching. The hurricane force winds from Maria extend about 35 miles and tropical storm force winds extend about 140 miles from the storm.
Hurricane Maria is expected to weaken to a Category 2 storm by Sunday morning, and it is smaller than Hurricane Irma in size.