TD 27 upgraded to Tropical Storm Epsilon in the Atlantic

No threat to the Gulf of Mexico
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Posted at 7:21 AM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 11:51:39-04

Tropical Depression Twenty-Seven which formed on Monday morning has now been upgraded to a tropical storm.

In their 10 am update, the NHC officially upgraded the storm to Epsilon.

According to the National Hurricane Center, Epsilon is forecast to be at or near hurricane strength when it approaches Bermuda later this week.

The storm is not expected to have any affect on the continental United States, but forecasters say people with interests in Bermuda should closely monitor the storm.

With winds at 40 mph, the storm is currently stationary in the Atlantic and little overall motion is expected through tonight.

The NHC says that a slow west-northwestward to northwestward motion should begin on Tuesday, October 20 and should continue through midweek.

Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next 72 hours, and the NHC says that Epsilon is expected to be at or near hurricane strength by early Thursday, October 22.

To see the latest information on Tropical Storm Epsilon, click here.

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