Storm Summary and Projection: Hurricane Summary POSTED: September 16, 2014 11:31 a.m.
Hurricane Edouard Now a Category 3, First Major Hurricane Since Sandy
Edouard became a Category 3 hurricane late Tuesday morning EDT. This makes it the first major hurricane in the Atlantic this year and the first one since Hurricane Sandy.
Edouard is centered about 420 miles east of Bermuda. It will likely maintain strength over the next 12 hours or so before moving into cooler water and slowly weakening over the next couple of days
to the north and east. There will be no direct impact to land through at least Friday, but it could bring some rain to the Azores this weekend. However, it will send large waves and swells to Bermuda
through at least Tuesday night. Tuesday will be a particularly dangerous day for swimmers with a high risk for strong rip currents. Rough surf will even reach the East coast of the United States on
Wednesday, increasing the danger of strong and frequent rip currents from Cape Cod to northeastern Florida. Residents and travelers should seek and follow local advisories and warnings before heading
into the water.
Elsewhere across the Atlantic, there are no immediate concerns for tropical development.
By Andy Mussoline, Meteorologist