Tropical Storm Bertha Strengthens Leaving The Bahamas

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Bertha quickly strengthened as it moved away from the Bahamas Sunday night.

The storm’s center, as of the 11:00 p.m. advisory, was about 190 miles east of Eleuthera Island.

Tropical Storm Bertha, as of Sunday night, had maximum sustained winds of 65 mph with higher gusts and is moving north-northwest at 17 mph.

There are no tropical storm warnings in effect.

Additional strengthening is anticipated in the next 48 hours as Bertha travels north.  It is likely to become a hurricane Monday or Monday night if further strengthening continues.

Bertha is the 2014 Hurricane Season’s second-named storm.

To track  Tropical Storm Bertha and get your forecast, try the CBSMiami Weather App by clicking here.

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