Bertha is on its way and its in a pretty darn foul mood.
Accuweather is reporting that
Speaking of Bertha, the track of Bertha will take it to the west-northwest over the next couple of days. Most of the operational models take storms along the eastern Bahamas than recurve between the East Coast and the Bermuda by the weekend. Obviously, the concern today is the storm makes a run at the East Coast this weekend which is probably the extreme of the tracks given the current weather pattern.
Memories of Katrina are still fresh and doesn’t fail to send shivers among those who were hit by it.
However, on the good side, Washington post is reporting that after a sudden surge, meteorologists and their kind are expecting Bertha to increasingly become weaker as it charts cooler waters.
After explosive development yesterday, Hurricane Bertha is struggling today. Its maximum winds have dropped from 120 mph last night to 105 mph as of 11 a.m. and it has been downgraded to a category two storm. Positioned 660 miles east northeast of the northern Leeward islands, track models now generally project Bertha will continue heading to the northwest and then north — most likely well east of Bermuda. As Bertha moves into cooler waters on its journey north, it should continue to slowly weaken.
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