CaribWorldNews, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. Aug. 20, 2009: Bermuda and the Leeward Islands are being warned to watch out for Hurricane Bill.
The storm, which last night grew to a dangerous category 4 hurricane, was hovering about 970 miles south-southeast of Bermuda last night.
According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Bill was moving toward the northwest near 20 mph and is expected to reach Bermuda by late Friday.
Large swells associated with Bill, according to the NHC, will be impacting the islands of the northeast Caribbean Sea during the next day or two while Bermuda should feel the impact by Friday and Saturday.
That could mean a rainy, windy and potentially dangerous weekend in Bermuda.
Hurricane Bill is the first of the 2009 hurricane season, which began in June and officially ends in November.