Epsilon Weakens, But Tropical Storm Conditions Still Expected For Bermuda


Hurricane Epsilon weakened Thursday, losing the category three status it had gained the day before.

Still, Epsilon's large wind field was expected to continue to bring tropical storm conditions to Bermuda as the storm passed the island to its east.

After slow movement on Friday, Epsilon is expected to race northeast over the open Atlantic.

"Dangerous and potentially life-threatening surf and rip currents are expected along the coasts of Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Greater Antilles, the Leeward Islands, the east coast of the United States and Atlantic Canada during the next couple of days," said the NHC.

Forecasters also continue to watch a disturbance in the western Caribbean, expected to move northeastward towards Cuba.

"Regardless of development, locally heavy rainfall is possible over portions of Cuba, South Florida, and the Bahamas through early next week," read a tropical weather outlook.