The ultimate path of the storm is difficult to project because there are many variables in play. "It is way too soon to say with certainty where and if this system will impact the US," AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski told the USA Today.
However, whatever its path, conditions are favorable for Irma to continue picking up power, with warm water approaching, low shear environments, and high humidity in the path of the storm. The current trajectory has it heading toward the Leeward Islands. After that Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and the mainland United States are the places in the potential path.