Hurricane Humberto expected to speed up on path to Bermuda

Hurricane Humberto is gaining strength as it moves towards Bermuda. It is expected to strengthen and accelerate as it turns east-northeast/ It could become a major hurricane September 17.

Hurricane Humberto is gaining strength as it moves towards Bermuda. It is expected to strengthen and accelerate as it turns east-northeast/ It could become a major hurricane September 17.

Hurricane Humberto is no longer considered a threat to the U.S., but Florida is still feeling its effects this week.

Where is Humberto?

Humberto is in the Atlantic moving east-northeast near 8 mph and is about 570 miles west of Bermuda.

It’s expected to approach the island Wednesday night, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 5 a.m. advisory Tuesday.

How strong is the storm?

The Category 1 hurricane has maximum sustained winds near 90 mph with higher gusts, as of Tuesday morning. Forecasters say it could become a major hurricane by Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.

Is Humberto still affecting Florida?

While Florida doesn’t have to worry about prepping for a hurricane again, boaters and swimmers should be careful if they’re taking a trip to the beach. The National Hurricane Center says swells will affect the northwestern Bahamas and the southeastern coast of the United States from east-central Florida to North Carolina during the next couple of days.

These hazardous marine conditions could cause life-threatening surf and rip currents at least until Friday evening, according to the National Weather Service’s high rip current risk statement.

What will Humberto do to Bermuda?

Bermuda is under a tropical storm watch, as of Tuesday morning, and could start seeing heavy rain Tuesday, with one to three inches of rain, according to forecasters.

The tropical storm winds are expected to arrive by late Wednesday. Bermuda’s coast is also forecast to see an increase of large swells.

However, forecasters say it’s still too early to give a good estimate as to how close the core of the hurricane will come to Bermuda.

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