The National Hurricane Center (NHC) suggested the storm would become a Category 3 well before then, likely by Tuesday, resulting in incredibly high surf and unsafe currents in waters along the Southeast coast in addition to dropping heavy rainfall on Bermuda.
The hurricane is now moving east-northeastward away from the southeastern United States.
The hurricane center said at 11 a.m. EDT that the center of the storm is about 710 miles (1,145 kilometers) west of Bermuda and is moving east-northeast at 7 mph (11 kph), with maximum sustain winds of 85 mph (140 kph).More news: GOP stands by Kavanaugh, rips NY Times
Humberto is moving northeast at 5 miles per hour, meaning that it will likely not affect North America.
"A turn toward the east-northeast is expected later today".
Those in Bermuda have been watching forecasts closely for days, as there's been some degree of threat to that island from Humberto.
"This general motion with a gradual increase in forward speed is expected through early Thursday", the advisory says.More news: Redskins Personally Deliver Hurricane Relief Supplies To The Bahamas
The wind speed forecast, according to the NHC.
Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas is also scheduled to weigh anchor in Bermuda on September 21, after Humberto is forecast to have already moved away from the island. Humberto's eye is positioned far off from the rest of the Eastern seaboard, but there is possibility rip currents and high surf may reach the East Coast and affect the waves and shores near the Sunshine State. "Please consult products from your local weather office". "Strengthening is expected during the next 48 hours, and Humberto could become a major hurricane by Tuesday night", the NHC said in its 11 a.m. forecast.
Over the next five days, there is a 90 percent chance of formation, the agency noted. "Regardless of development, this system is expected to produce locally heavy rainfall along portions of the central and upper Texas coastal areas later this week".More news: Man's remains found using Google Maps