Joaquin has become a category 3 has it moves towards the Central Bahamas.
A Hurricane Warning has been issued for the region.
The latest track has residents along the Eastern US coast keeping a very close eye on the storm. Many computer models have Joaquin making landfall along the mid-Atlantic seaboard sometime Sunday.
At 11 p.m. Wednesday, Hurricane Joaquin's maximum sustained winds were 115 mph.
The storm was centered about 185 miles east-northeast of the central Bahamas and is moving southwest near 8 mph . Joaquin's center is expected to pass over or near the central Bahamas Wednesday night or Thursday.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center says additional strengthening is expected over the next two days and Joaquin could become a major Category 3 hurricane by Friday.
A turn toward the northwest and north is expected Thursday night or Friday.