Report: Gonzalo to Become a Major Hurricane, Eyes Bermuda

Photo by is reporting that Gonzalo is on the verge of becoming a major hurricane. Gonzalo unleashed torrential rain and damaging winds to Antigua and other islands of the northern Lesser Antilles.

Impacts to the northeast Caribbean faded Tuesday as Gonzalo moved north toward Bermuda and will continue that path over the next several days.

"Residents of Bermuda should make preparations for a potential direct hit from Gonzalo later this week," said Steve Travis, meteorologist .

A direct hit on Bermuda could happen late Friday night into Saturday with sustained winds of 120 mph and higher gusts possible.

"Extensive damage to property and infrastructure is possible later this week," added Travis. "Travelers to Bermuda may want to plan to leave no later than Friday morning."

A cold front will steer Gonzalo on a more northerly path this week.

Torrential rain and damaging winds recently battered Bermuda as then Tropical Storm Fay passed nearby last Saturday night and Sunday morning. A peak wind gust to 82 mph was measured.

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