TS Epsilon expected to be at or near hurricane strength by Wednesday
Created : 20 October 2020
As of the NHC's 11 pm Monday update, Tropical Storm Epsilon is reported to be 750 miles southeast of Bermuda with sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph) with higher gusts. It is moving north at 2 mph.
Gradual strengthening is expected during the next couple of days, and Epsilon is forecast to be at or near hurricane strength by Wednesday night as it tracks to the northeast, toward Bermuda, where it is expected to approach by Thursday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 275 miles (445 km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 998 mb (29.47 inches).
Large swells generated by Epsilon are expected to affect Bermuda for the next several days. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
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