Cat 3 Hurricane Humberto moving north of Bermuda

Forecasters say Hurricane Humberto is continuing to pass just north of Bermuda as it lashes the island with powerful winds.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Humberto is a potent Category 3 hurricane with top sustained winds of nearly 120 mph (915 kph).  The core of the large hurricane was centered at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday about 75 miles (120 kilometers) north of Bermuda. It's moving to the east-northeast at 20 mph (31 kph). Forecasters say hurricane-force winds are expected to continue across Bermuda into early Thursday morning. 

Elsewhere, Tropical Storm Jerry is about 715 miles (1,150 kilometers) east of the Leeward Islands and moving west-northwest at 15 mph (nearly 25 kph). It has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph (95 kph). Tropical storm watches have been issued for Barbuda, Anguilla, St. Maarten, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, and Saba and St. Eustatius.

Jerry is expected to strengthen and become a Category 1 hurricane on Friday. NHC says it's too early to tell if the storm will have any direct impacts on the islands. 

The system will be near the northern Leeward Islands Friday and will pass north of Puerto Rico on Saturday. The current forecast track has Jerry curving away from the United States this weekend, staying north of Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas.

Tropical depression Imelda is bringing heavy rain to portions of the Texas coast. Significant flash flooding is expected to as the storm moves inland over eastern Texas during the next couple of days.


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