Hurricane Summary POSTED: October 4, 2015 12:44 a.m.
Joaquin Aiming at Bermuda
Hurricane Joaquin is now a Category 2 storm as it quickly moves northeast toward Bermuda.
The center of Joaquin will pass just to the west of Bermuda late this afternoon and evening before moving northeastward away from the island quickly later tonight and early Monday morning.
Wind gusts of 50-60 mph will be widespread across Bermuda through the first part of Sunday night with gusts up to 80 mph possible. These winds will be strong enough to cause some power outages.
Also, there could be some minor damage to structures as well as downed tree limbs. In addition to the wind gusts, a widespread 2-4 inch rainfall across Bermuda will cause some flash flooding. By
Monday morning, the wind and rain will quickly subside as Joaquin accelerates northeastward away from Bermuda.
Elsewhere, the remnants of Ida are producing an area of downpours and thunderstorms well southeast of Bermuda. Further development of this system the next few days is unlikely.
Finally, there is a broad area of low pressure in the central Atlantic several hundred miles west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. Strong upper-level winds across this system are likely to
inhibit further development of this feature over the next few days.
By AccuWeather Meteorologist Ed Vallee and updated by Senior Meteorologist Dan Pydynowski