Epsilon now a Cat 1 hurricane

Epsilon now a Cat 1 hurricane

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Tropical Storm Epsilon was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane and is expected to further strengthen Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center has said.

A tropical storm warning has been issued for Bermuda. The weather system is located about 405 miles east-southeast of Bermuda, and has maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour.

The NHC, in its advisory Wednesday morning, said, Epsilon is moving west-northwest at almost 12 mph.

“A west-northwestward motion at a slower forward speed is expected [Wednesday.] A turn toward the northwest is expected [Wednesday] night, followed by a turn toward the north by Thursday night. On the forecast track, the center of Epsilon is forecast to make its closest approach to Bermuda Thursday afternoon or evening,” the NHC said.

Some additional strengthening is possible Wednesday, forecasters said,…