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Humberto gains strength to become a Category 1 hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean

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Posted at 2:40 AM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 03:25:47-04

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Humberto has strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says in a Sunday night advisory that Hurricane Humberto is about 785 miles (1,260 kilometers) west of Bermuda and moving northeast at 3 mph (5 kph). The storm has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph).

The hurricane center expects Humberto's outer bands to drop 1 to 2 inches (3 to 5 centimeters) of rain on the northwest Bahamas. It says swells from Humberto may cause "life-threatening surf and rip current conditions" in the northwest Bahamas and the U.S. coast from east-central Florida to North Carolina over the next few days.