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Hurricane Madeline as seen from space. (NASA Goddard Rapid Response Team)
Hurricane Madeline as seen from space. (NASA Goddard Rapid Response Team)

Two tropical depressions and a hurricane are on track to hit US this week


It's a busy week in U.S. weather. 

A tropical depression is heading for the East Coast Tuesday. Another is aiming at the Gulf Coast. And two days later, Hawaii might get hit by what is now a Category 3 hurricane. 

If either of the depressions become tropical storms, they will be named Hermine and Ian. 

Tropical Depression 8 has triggered a tropical storm warning for the Outer Banks.   

We can't rule out that this won't become a hurricane.
Mark Wool, National Weather Service

Tropical Depression 9

There are no warnings or advisories just yet for this storm, but experts say it could bring heavy rain and floods throughout central Florida. In a worst-case scenario, it could become a hurricane, slamming Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. 

Hurricane Madeline

This storm is still a ways off, but it could hit Hawaii's "Big Island" by Thursday, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center. The island is under a hurricane watch, as Madeline packs winds of 115 mph. 

Hurricane Lester, currently forecast by Weather Underground to become a Category 3 hurricane, is far out at sea but could affect Hawaii this weekend.

Here's another look at the storm. 

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