Tropical Storm Humberto continues to strengthen
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 03:40:00 GMT —
Columbia (WACH/NHC/AP) -- Tropical Storm Humberto continues to strengthen in the Atlantic Ocean as of Tuesday morning.
Tropical Storm Humberto's maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph and the storm is expected to become a hurricane.
The storm has winds of 60 mph and is located 120 miles west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands.
Currently there are no watches or warnings in effect for Humberto.
Humberto will likely become the first tropical storm to reach hurricane status in the Atlantic for the 2013 season.
Meanwhile, 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 (265 kilometers) south of Bermuda at midmorning and was moving north at 14 mph with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph). Gabrielle is expected to strengthen in the next two days and pass over or near Bermuda by Wednesday morning.
You can keep tabs on Gabrielle, Humberto, and all tropical activity on our TropicsWACH page here on WACH.com.