Hurricane Humberto maintained its Category 3 strength Wednesday afternoon as its winds and rains rake the island of Bermuda, the National Hurricane Center said in its 5 p.m. update.
Hurricane-force winds are expected to persist across Bermuda into early Thursday morning. A hurricane warning for Bermuda remains in effect.
Humberto picked up even more speed Wednesday afternoon, moving at 20 mph as its maximum sustained winds held steady at 120 mph. The storm was about 100 miles west-northwest of Bermuda at the 5 p.m. update.
The core of Humberto was expected to pass just northwest and north of Bermuda later Wednesday night.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles.
The NHC is also monitoring two tropical waves in the Atlantic.
The first wave, several hundred miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands, and is producing scattered showers, the NHC showed in its 2 p.m. update. The disturbance is moving toward the Windward Islands and has a 30 percent chance of tropical development over the next five days.
The second wave developed Wednesday afternoon southeast of the Dominican Republic.