Hurricane Sam path 2021 LIVE – Storm becomes Category 4 as trackers say it could head for East Coast after strengthening

HURRICANE Sam has strengthened from a tropical storm over the Atlantic and is now expected to be a major storm.

The storm, which is the 18th named one of the season, became a Category 4 on Sunday.

Sam strengthened into a hurricane shortly before 5am on Friday morning, and is expected to become a major hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Sam is currently about 1,400 miles east-southeast of the Leeward Islands but is heading west toward them.

A hurricane warning has been put in place for the Atlantic.

Read our Hurricane Sam live blog for the latest news and updates…

 

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