Hurricane Sam continues to deteriorate as he moves away from Bermuda.
Hurricane Sam moved away from Bermuda on Saturday morning, forecasters said, as the powerful storm began to weaken.
The National Hurricane Center reported the Category 3 storm was 255 miles east of Bermuda in its 5 a.m. AST update. It was traveling north-northeast at 20 mph with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph, down 20 mph from Friday night.
Bermuda is no longer under a tropical storm warning.
On Friday, the strong hurricane took a swing to the northeast.
“By tonight, the weather will have taken a turn to the northeast, with an increase in forward speed likely through Monday. According to the National Hurricane Center, Sam will continue to travel away from Bermuda.
Sam is expected to diminish over the next three days, becoming a hurricane-force post-tropical low by Monday night or early Tuesday, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Sam is the 18th named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, and the seventh hurricane. Sally, the “s” named storm, formed on Sept. 12 a year ago.
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