3 hurricanes in the Atlantic: What we know Thursday

Forecasters Jose Katia now hurricanes

Katia was about 125 miles (201 km) west northwest of the port of Veracruz by midmorning on Saturday, the NHC said, noting that the threat of heavy rainfall continued.

The NHC says the storm could become a major hurricane.

Hurricane Irma may be getting most of the headlines right now, but it's sharing the Atlantic with Tropical Storm Jose and newly formed Tropical Storm Katia, too.

Mexican authorities are preparing for the impact of Hurricane Katia, which could affect over a million people as it rumbles towards the state of Veracruz from the Gulf of Mexico.

As its wind speeds increase, Hurricane Jose has officially transitioned from a tropical storm.

Katia, which is located in the western Gulf of Mexico, is packing winds of 80 miles per hour, according to an 11 p.m. ET advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

This same phenomenon happened as recently as a year ago when Tropical Storms Ian, Julia and Karl all occupied the Atlantic.

Hurricane Irma hammered the Caribbean island of St. Martin on Wednesday as it packed a potentially catastrophic mix of pounding winds and rain and surging surf that was expected to make landfall in Florida over the weekend. Katia made landfall Friday night as a hurricane.

The Category 3 hurricane could slightly strengthen in the next 12 to 24 hours, a hurricane center forecaster said for an 11 p.m. EDT Thursday update.

The peak of hurricane season is usually around September 10, so more activity is still expected in the Atlantic.

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