Powerful Hurricane Irma could be next weather disaster

Powerful Hurricane Irma could be next weather disaster
(CNN)While much attention remains on Texas and the destruction left by Hurricane Harvey and its historic rainfall, powerful Hurricane Irma is rapidly intensifying in the open Atlantic and poses a major threat to the Caribbean and potentially to the United States next week.The range of possibilities presented by the forecast models more than a week out literally spreads from Mexico to Canada -- and everywhere in between.Such explosive strengthening is known as "rapid intensification," defined by the National Hurricane