MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Hurricane Humberto is expected to strengthen during the next day or so.

At 11 p.m., the center of the storm was 625 miles west of Bermuda. It was moving to the east-northeast at 8 mph with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles.

Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Humberto is forecast to become a major hurricane by Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.

Humberto is forecast to continue on an east-northeast path with a gradual increase in forward speed expected through early Thursday.  The center of Humberto is expected to approach Bermuda Wednesday night.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

The Bermuda Weather Service has issued a tropical storm watch for Bermuda.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND:

RAINFALL:  Humberto may bring periods of heavy rain to Bermuda beginning Tuesday.

SURF:  Large swells generated by Humberto will increase along the coast of Bermuda by Tuesday night.

Swells will affect the northwestern Bahamas and the southeastern coast of the United States from east-central Florida to North Carolina during the next couple of days.

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