Tropical Storm Rafael Turns Northward, Warning Still in Effect for Bermuda

A Tropical Storm warning is still in effect for Bermuda.

 According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, the centre of Rafael will pass near or to the east of Bermuda late Tuesday night. Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph, with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast, and Rafael could become a hurricane on Tuesday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles from the centre.

Rafael is expected to produce additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches over the northern Leeward Islands, with isolated storm totals of 12 inches possible.

Rafael is also expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches across Bermuda.

Tropical-storm-force winds are expected in Bermuda by Tuesday afternoon or evening.

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