Hurricane Irma- Info provided via The Weather Channel

Hurricane Irma is closing in on the Virgin Islands as a Category 5.

Hurricane warnings have been issued for portions of the Caribbean.

Irma will target the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico Wednesday into early Thursday.

Parts of Hispañola, the Bahamas, and Cuba are also in the path of Irma late this week.

Irma is increasingly likely to target parts of the Florida peninsula as a dangerous hurricane this weekend.