Bermuda braces as Humberto is upgraded to Cat 3 hurricane

Hurricane Humberto has been upgraded to a Category 3 storm.

Bermuda is expected to start feeling the effects of Hurricane Humberto Wednesday afternoon (Sept 18).

As of 10 o’clock Tuesday night, the storm was located 405 miles of the island. The storm is packing winds of up to 115 mph.

Satellite images show that Humberto will likely maintain Cat 3 strength as it passes through the area Wednesday night.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the forecast track has drifted north, which has lowered the risk of a landfall on Bermuda.

Still, the island remains in harm’s way. The NHC expects the storm to remain a powerful hurricane through Thursday.