Humberto picked up even more speed Wednesday afternoon, moving at 20 mph as its maximum sustained winds held steady at 120 mph. It passed northwest and north of Bermuda later in the night.
Officials have warned residents to stay off roads and prepare for possible tornadoes. Flights have been canceled from Bermuda’s main airport.
The Atlantic storm season has picked up pace in recent weeks.
The Bahamas is still reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Dorian, and the remnants of tropical depression Imelda have moved inland across the Gulf coast of Texas and southeastern Louisiana as it weakened, bringing warnings of flash floods and heavy rains.