HURRICANE: Bill back to 125 mph this afternoon, still waiting for turn

By Lisa Zahner | Last updated at 5:30 p.m.TROPICS — Hurricane Bill has bounced back to 125 mph this afternoon and the conditions are right for the storm to regain Category 4 hurricane status on Friday.Here is the storm history of Bill:At the 5 p.m. advisory, Bill was located near latitude 23.8 north and longitude 63.2 west with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph and gusts up to 155 mph. Bill is moving northwest at 18 mph and has a minimum barometric pressure of 948 millibars (27.98 inches).The big turn to the north is still another couple of days off and with the forecast track jogging back and forth every few hours, the eye of Bill may approach within a few hundred miles of the mainland before turning.Click on Read more to see the latest 5-day forecast and computer models. According to reports from the National Hurricane Center in Miami. The 5 a.m. discussion stated that, “It should be noted that Bill will probably not turn as sharply between 72-96 hr as implied by the track graphic…and thus is likely to pass closer to New England than the graphic would suggest.”Click on images to enlarge.Rough surf, rip currents and potential disruption of sea turtle nests will be the main concerns regarding Bill for Florida. Simmers and surfers should expect not only higher waves than normal, but powerful and dangerous wave action.Small marine craft should also monitor Bill and check all advisories over the weekend before embarking on an off-shore excursion.The next advisory will be issued by the National Hurricane Center at 11 p.m.

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