Hurricane Bertha forms in the Atlantic

Hurricane Bertha forms in the Atlantic

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Hurricane Bertha forms in the Atlantic

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by Associated Press

WVEC.com

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 4 at 3:44 PM

MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Bertha has formed in the Atlantic off the U.S. East Coast but isn't expected to be a threat to land.

The second hurricane of the Atlantic season had maximum sustained winds near 80 mph (130 kph) with little change expected in the next 24 hours. It was forecast to start weakening Tuesday.

The hurricane is centered about 230 miles (370 kilometers) northeast of Great Abaco Island and is moving north near 17 mph (28 kph).

The storm brushed the Turks and Caicos Islands and southeastern Bahamas over the weekend as a tropical storm.

The current forecast map predicts that the center of the storm will stay offshore through Thursday.

According to 13News Now Meteorologist Evan Stewart, there will be rough surf, beach erosion and rip currents along the Virginia and North Carolina coasts Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

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