Humberto upgraded to hurricane strength

Humberto upgraded to hurricane strength
Hurricane Humberto is going to turn northeastward away from the U.S. the next few days. (Source: WWBT)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Humberto is a category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds at 90 mph as of the 5pm Monday advisory from the National Hurricane Center, and it is expected to strengthen to a Cat 2 and perhaps even a Cat 3 hurricane over the next 36 hours. Bermuda is within the cone where the storm could move by midweek.

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Here is the latest update on Humberto:

Hurricane Humberto now has maximum sustained winds at 90mph.
Hurricane Humberto now has maximum sustained winds at 90mph. (Source: WWBT)

The latest forecast track of Humberto keeps it well offshore of the U.S., and threats of weather impacts for the Southeastern US coast have lessened although rough surf and rip currents are likely.

Humberto will pose a threat to Bermuda late on Wednesday into Thursday.

Humberto will move northeastward over the next few days toward Bermuda.
Humberto will move northeastward over the next few days toward Bermuda. (Source: WWBT)

The forecast models are in excellent agreement that this storm will make a sharp turn toward the east/northeast beginning late Sunday into Monday.

Most of the rain with Humberto will fall over the ocean.

NHC is also monitoring another potential system over teh eastern Atlantic. Even of it does develop into a tropical system, the models forecast an eventual recurve north well east of the U.S.

Potential next tropical system
Potential next tropical system (Source: WSI/NHC)

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