As of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on September 5, 2011, Hurricane Katia is predicted to edge closer to the Carolinas and Virginia this coming Thursday.
By Friday, Katia is expected to come very close to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island before taking a more northeasterly hook back out into the North Atlantic, missing the New England states.
Currently, Hurricane Katia is 495 miles south of the Bermuda, moving northwest at 12 m.p.h.
There are no storm watches or warnings in effect. However, strong surf and rip currents are expect along the entire Atlantic United States.