Bermuda on storm warning as Shary approaches

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Friday October 28, 2010 – Tropical Storm Shary formed off Bermuda last night, triggering a storm warning for the island. Forecasters say the storm could pass near the island tonight.

The system developed 350 miles south of Bermuda and by 8 am today it was about 220 miles south-southwest of the island, moving towards the northwest at near 18 miles per hour. At that time its maximum sustained winds were around 40 miles per hour.

“A turn toward the north, with a decrease in forward speed is expected later today, followed by a turn toward the northeast tonight. On the forecast track, the centre of Shary is expected to pass near or to the east of Bermuda tonight,” the Miami-based National Hurricane Centre said in its 8 am advisory.

“Some strengthening is forecast today, with weakening likely over the weekend.”

Tropical Storm Shary is expected to produce up to three inches of rain over Bermuda.

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