Weather watch: The East Coast prepares for the impending arrival of Hurricane Joaquin

Experts say it is likely that the hurricane will arrive near the U.S. by the weekend.


  1. 10:15 a.m. Eastern: Currently, Hurricane Joaquin is battering the Bahamas. Will it approach the U.S. coastline? At the moment, the storm's projected path appears to be veering away from the East Coast, experts say.
  2. 5:15 p.m. Eastern: Meanwhile, cities all over the Eastern coast have begun preparing for the impact of the hurricane, should it hit. Meanwhile, weather has already started getting stormy.

  3. 5 p.m. Eastern: Authorities say Joaquin remains a dangerous Category 4 storm; the hurricane is currently headed from the Bahamas toward the Eastern seaboard, but current reports say the storm is headed further out to sea.