Igor, which grew into a hurricane on Saturday night, is projected to start a pronounced turn to the northwest by Wednesday.
If that prediction holds, the system would steer well clear of the Lesser Antilles. It also would remain almost 1,000 miles due east of Miami on Friday as it makes its way north.
Igor is expected to gather strength and become a dangerous Category 3 on Monday, and may reach Category 4 strength on Tuesday or Wednesday.
With Igor, 2010 has produced as many named storms in all of 2009, according to hurricane center records.
Here's a map of hurricane Igor's projected path.