ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - As Hurricane Humberto strengthens and moves away from the United States, dry air will filter into Central Florida.
Expect northerly winds, sunny skies, and above-average temperatures in the mid-90s on Tuesday.
As of 5:00 a.m., Humberto is a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph. The storm is moving east northeast at 8 mph, and is expected to pick up forward speed according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
The storm is also expected to strengthen, becoming a Major Category 3 hurricane by 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, according to the latest NHC track.
Humberto will approach Bermuda by Wednesday night. A tropical storm watch is in effect for Bermuda. This means tropical storm conditions, (winds of 39 mph and above) are possible within 48 hours.
Humberto is a large storm.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles from the center of circulation, and tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles. Large swells generated by Humberto will effect the Bahamas, as well as the Southeast U.S., from east-central Florida to North Carolina for the next couple of days.
Life-threatening surf and rip current conditions are possible.
A small low pressure system located about 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms.
The system is moving slowly northwestward and has a 90% chance of development in the next 5 days.
The next tropical storm will be called Imelda.
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