Hurricane Irma could be next weather disaster

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MIAMI (CNN) -- As Texas deals with the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, forecasters are warning people about a new potentially disastrous storm.

Hurricane Irma has quickly gained strength far out in the Atlantic, threatening the Caribbean and possibly the United States next week.

Irma strengthened into a category three hurricane Thursday, with winds hitting 115 miles per hour, "a remarkable 58 mph increase from Wednesday evening," according to the National Hurricane Center.

Irma is a classic "Cape Verde" hurricane, which are some of the largest and most intense. Examples include Hurricane Hugo, Hurricane Floyd, and Hurricane Ivan.

The latest projections have Irma reaching the Caribbean as a category four hurricane on Tuesday. Where Irma will go after that becomes a lot less clear among some of the key models meteorologists use to forecast hurricanes.