Don’t look now, but there is another major hurricane in the Caribbean, heading in the general direction of Miami.
Actually, it is Cuba, already torn up by Hurricanes Ike and Gustav earlier this season, that is likely to suffer the worst damage from Hurricane Paloma. It is a Category 4 hurricane, comparable in wind speeds, if not in size or strength, to Ike and Gustav. But it will weaken so much when it crosses Cuba that forecasters give it only a 6 percent chance of reaching Florida.
This is probably the last Atlantic hurricane this year, but history reminds us it is possible for hurricane season to continue right on into January.