Hurricane Joaquin Could Be Headed to NYC

(DNAINFO)  Katie Honan — Hurricane Joaquin gained strength overnight and is expected to move through the Caribbean Wednesday — with a possibility it could impact the five boroughs with heavy rains and wind, experts said.

The storm, which was upgraded to a hurricane late Tuesday, is expected to move near the Bahamas tonight into Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

It will bring sustained winds of 75 mph with the possibility of it gaining strength over the following two days.

Current models show a possibility of the storm traveling up towards the Carolinas by early Sunday morning, NWS said.

If it does travel up to New York City, it could — at a minimum — bring more rain across the five boroughs, which is already set for a deluge.

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