Hurricane Nigel Is Expected to Keep Getting Stronger

A satellite image of Nigel on Monday morning.Credit...NOAA

Source: New York Times
The storm, which is not currently threatening land, could become a Category 3 by Tuesday, forecasters said.

Tropical Storm Nigel, which formed in the Atlantic late Saturday, intensified into a Category 1 hurricane early Monday.

The storm was expected to continue growing rapidly over the next few days and likely become a major hurricane by Tuesday.

Here are three key things to know about Nigel:

The National Hurricane Center estimated the storm had sustained winds of 80 miles per hour early Monday, making it a Category 1.

Forecasters expect it to reach Category 3, meaning winds of at least 111 m.p.h. by Tuesday. It will begin slowly weakening by late Wednesday.

On Monday morning, Nigel was about 935 miles east-southeast of Bermuda and moving northwest. By the middle of the week,

it’s expected to turn right over the open Atlantic.

There are no current warnings or watches for land.

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