MIAMI — Bermuda's government has issued a tropical storm warning as a strengthening Hurricane Bill approaches.
The island also remained under a hurricane watch, which had been issued earlier Thursday.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Bill's top winds picked up to 125 mph. Forecasters say the storm could get even stronger.
The storm's center was expected to pass through the open waters between the East Coast of the U.S. and Bermuda early Saturday.
At 5 p.m. Wednesday, the storm's eye was located about 595 miles south of Bermuda and about 1,080 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. The storm was moving northwest at around 18 mph.