Teddy is now a major hurricane:
Hurricane Teddy now has maximum sustained winds of 120 mph with a minimum central pressure of 957 mb. It's expected to become a Category 4 hurricane tonight with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph. By the time it gets near Bermuda Monday morning, it should be around a high-end Cat 2.
The following is from the National Hurricane Center:
Key Messages: 1. Teddy is expected to approach Bermuda as a hurricane this weekend and make its closest approach to the island late Sunday or Monday. While the exact details of Teddy's track and intensity near the island are not yet known, the risk of strong winds, storm surge, and heavy rainfall on Bermuda is increasing. 2. Swells produced by Teddy are expected to affect portions of the Leeward Islands, the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, Bermuda, and the southeastern United States late this week and into the weekend. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS INIT 17/1500Z 19.3N 53.0W 105 KT 120 MPH 12H 18/0000Z 20.4N 54.0W 115 KT 130 MPH 24H 18/1200Z 21.8N 55.5W 115 KT 130 MPH 36H 19/0000Z 23.5N 57.0W 115 KT 130 MPH 48H 19/1200Z 25.5N 58.9W 110 KT 125 MPH 60H 20/0000Z 27.3N 60.9W 105 KT 120 MPH 72H 20/1200Z 28.7N 62.7W 100 KT 115 MPH 96H 21/1200Z 32.4N 63.4W 95 KT 110 MPH 120H 22/1200Z 38.9N 62.3W 85 KT 100 MPH