Two tropical storms churning in Atlantic, Gabrielle taking aim at Bermuda, Humberto likely to become hurricane
HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Bermuda is preparing for the arrival of Tropical Storm Gabrielle.
The British territory suspended ferry services on Tuesday as wind and rain started to pick up.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami says tropical storm conditions are expected late Tuesday, with up to 4 inches of rain predicted.
The storm was centered 165 miles south of Bermuda at midmorning and was moving north at 14 mph with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. Gabrielle is expected to strengthen in the next two days and pass over or near Bermuda by Wednesday morning.
Farther east over the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Humberto’s maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph and the storm is expected to become a hurricane.
At 11 a.m. EDT, Humberto was about 220 miles west of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands. It was moving west-northwest near 9 mph and was expected to turn toward the northwest later today.