This NOAA satellite image taken Wednesday at 12:45 AM EST shows Tropical Storm Kate well to the east of the Mid-Atlantic.
The storm’s maximum sustained winds increased Tuesday morning to near 70 miles per hour (110 kph).
A few outer bands of rain may affect Bermuda Wednesday, and high surf will likely affect the island, but little direct impact is expected.
Early Wednesday morning, Tropical Storm Kate officially became Hurricane Kate as it jetted its way northeastward across the Atlantic Ocean.
NHC said that while there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect, residents of Bermuda should monitor the progress of the hurricane.
Shower activity then gradually decreases through the day, as winds ease moderate to strong during the afternoon..
The Ministry of Public Works asked residents to secure their trash and bins in advance of the onset of winds.
Kate is one of the few storms that found a small area of favorable conditions to flourish. But it would still remain a powerful storm, forecasters said. Please continue to share your opinions as you always have.