Via: Baltimore Sun
The National Hurricane Center has upgraded Hurricane Earl to a category 4 storm with winds strengthening to 145 mph overnight. The path of the storm has not changed. A hurricane watch and tropical storm warnings are posted for the entire state of Maryland and Delaware Atlantic coastline.
If forecasters at the National Hurricane Center are right, the Cat. 4 storm’s center, and its most dangerous effects, will stay offshore as the storm track curves gradually to the northeast and toward southeastern New England.