September 10, 2017 / 12:51 AM / 10 months ago

Heavy squalls with tornadoes from Irma sweep south Florida: NHC

(Reuters) - Hurricane Irma was about 110 miles (175 km) southeast of Key West, Florida, and heavy squalls carrying tornadoes were sweeping across south Florida, the National Hurricane Center said on Saturday.

Dark clouds are seen over Miami's skyline before the arrival of Hurricane Irma to south Florida, U.S. September 9, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The storm had maximum sustained winds 120 miles per hour (195 kilometers per hour).

The center said the core of Irma will continue to move near the north coast of Cuba for next few hours and should be near the Florida Keys on Sunday morning.

Editing By Cynthia Osterman

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