Hurricane Tammy has strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane as it continues to spin over the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean on a track that could eventually bring tropical storm conditions to Bermuda this weekend.
It’s Tammy’s next chapter after she hit the northeastern Caribbean islands as a Category 1 storm with hurricane-force winds and heavy rain last weekend.
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What’s new with Hurricane Tammy?
According to the latest warnings from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Hurricane Tammy is located about 540 miles southeast of Bermuda and has maximum sustained winds of 100 mph, making it a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. .
The NHC says Tammy may see some slight strengthening on Wednesday, followed by weakness through the rest of the week. Tammy is expected to become a powerful post-tropical cyclone by Thursday, the NHC said.
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Where is Hurricane Tammy headed?
The latest NHC warning indicates Hurricane Tammy moving to the northeast at about 10 mph.
It is expected to turn northward later Wednesday, followed by a slower motion to the northwest on Thursday and Friday.
Although Tammy is hundreds of miles away from the Caribbean islands, the storm is still producing large waves affecting parts of the Leeward Islands, the United States, the British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
These swells continue to cause life-threatening surf and rip currents.
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Where did Hurricane Tammy previously make landfall?
Hurricane Tammy made landfall on the island of Barbuda around 10:15 PM EDT on Saturday with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph.
The area saw gusty winds, angry waves and heavy rain as the heart of the storm moved just miles east of many of those islands.
High winds continued into early Sunday morning before the late-season hurricane turned northwestward, away from the islands.
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