Hurricane Bill gained speed and is expected to become the first hurricane of the season as it makes its way toward Bermuda later this week. Ana may dissipate today in the Caribbean according to reports from the National Hurricane Center.
Over the Atlantic, forecasters expected Hurricane Bill to become a major hurricane in the next couple of days, with winds that would eventually peak at 110 mph. By 11am Eastern Time on Monday Hurricane Bill peaked at the speed of 90 mph.
Bill was centered about 1,080 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and moving west-northwest at 16 mph. According to a five day forecast, the storm should pass northeast of Puerto Rico in direction to Bermuda.
The 2009 hurricane season got off to an active start over the weekend as three named storms developed in 48 hours.
Ana was the first to develop on August 15, and Bill formed later the same day. Tropical Storm Claudette formed yesterday and has since weakened to a tropical depression over Alabama.