October 15th, 2012
05:07 AM ET

Tropical Storm Rafael strengthens, heads toward Bermuda

Tropical Storm Rafael churned in the central Atlantic early Monday as it approached hurricane strength, forecasters said.

Maximum sustained winds increased to 70 mph late Sunday, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. The storm was centered about 260 miles (420 km) north-northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and was swirling north-northwest at 10 mph.

"Some additional strengthening is forecast ... and Rafael could become a hurricane on Monday," the hurricane center said.

A projection map shows Rafael headed toward Bermuda later this week.


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  1. banasy©

    Here we go again!

    October 15, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  2. Topical depression

    Depression caused by childhood issues leads to starvation. Depression caused by chemicals leads to overeating.

    October 15, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  3. Topical depression

    The dysfunctional family is the mother of all storms...spitting-out little storms one by one. Most of the storms race to the drug store for quieting down, to the prescription writer pretending to be a weatherman who knows the future of storms.
    But there's always one little storm that ALWAYS blows the other way. This little storm is called The Middle Child of any dysfunctional family. You actually have to kill him to get him to shut-up about it. Not even drugs can shut him up.

    October 15, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Agreed, saywhat.
    Got about another month, don't we?

    October 15, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |