Lorenzo's thick core caught a large, clear eye when he joined the rare club of the most intense storms in recent years. "The large and powerful Category 5 Lorenzo becomes the strongest hurricane to the north and east in the Atlantic basin," the National Hurricane Center said.
He said that fluctuations in intensity were possible and that the weight loss forecast should start on Sunday night. But Lorenzo is still expected to be a large and powerful hurricane as it approaches the Azores in a few days.
As of late Saturday night, Lorenzo was about 1420 miles southwest of the Azores, packing maximum sustained winds of 160 mph. expects to extend west to parts of the Greater Antilles, Bahamas, Bermuda, and the eastern US coast.