FIRST ALERT: Hurricane Epsilon will pass east of Bermuda

FIRST ALERT: Hurricane Epsilon will pass east of Bermuda
Epsilon is a category 2 hurricane this morning working to the NW. (Source: WMBF)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The latest update has Hurricane Epsilon now at Category 3 intensity.

Epsilon is a category 2 hurricane this morning working to the NW.
Epsilon is a category 2 hurricane this morning working to the NW. (Source: WMBF)

At 5 AM, the center of Hurricane Epsilon was located near latitude 30.6 North, longitude 60.9 West. Epsilon has been wobbling around since last evening, but its longer-term motion is toward the northwest near 7 mph. A turn toward the north-northwest is expected later today, followed by a northward motion tonight through Friday night, and an acceleration toward the northeast on Saturday.

Epsilon is a category 2 hurricane this morning working to the NW.
Epsilon is a category 2 hurricane this morning working to the NW. (Source: WMBF)

On the forecast track, the center of Epsilon is forecast to make its closest approach to, but well to the east of, Bermuda later this evening. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 110 mph with higher gusts. Additional weakening is forecast during the next few days. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 310 miles. The estimated minimum central pressure is 955 mb.

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