The storm’s first major landfall was recorded over the Bahamas on Wednesday, bringing the country’s tropical storm warning system into effect.
That will make landfall along the southern tip of Florida on Thursday morning, when the storm will be expected to make landfall in the central Atlantic, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Hurricane Katrina is now forecast to reach the Bahamas as a Category 1 hurricane on Friday, with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph and maximum sustained wind gusts of 75 mph.
The storm is moving west-northwest at about 10 mph per hour, and will likely make landfall as a tropical storm, with sustained winds gusting to 130 mph, according the National Weather Service.
In the Atlantic, the storm is expected to become a Category 3 hurricane on Saturday.
The National Hurricane Centre predicts that Katrina could strengthen to a Category 4 hurricane by Sunday, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has not yet issued a hurricane watch for the Bahamas.
Tropical Storm Jose, the latest storm to hit the Bahamas, is expected on Saturday to bring winds of 110 mph and a storm surge of nearly 10 feet.
A hurricane watch was issued for portions of New York and New Jersey on Wednesday.
The hurricane watch is in effect for much of the New England region, with the most severe winds possible in New England.
Hurricane Maria is forecast to hit Puerto Rico on Friday.
Jose is forecast by the National Center for Atmospheric Research to become an EF-4 hurricane with maximum winds of 115 mph and sustained winds gusts up to 110 mph on Friday and Saturday.
A Category 2 hurricane is expected in the Gulf of Mexico and could potentially make landfall with sustained wind speeds of 110 to 120 mph.
Hurricane Irma is expected by the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts to make an EF5 hurricane with sustained maximum winds up to 155 mph and winds gusted to 115 mph by Friday and Friday evening, with gusts as high as 150 mph.
Maria is a Category 2 or 3 hurricane.