HURRICANE: Bill weaker this morning, even with Vero Beach

By Lisa Zahner | Last Updated at 8:25 a.m.TROPICS — Hurricane Bill weakened 10 mph since Thursday night and, though it is still a Category 3 storm, Bill is becoming disorganized and is not expected to intensify any more than 5 mph as it moves northward out of warm, tropical waters. At the 8 a.m. advisory, Bill was just about even with Vero Beach as is shown on this infared satellite imagery from 8 a.m. Bill was located near latitude 26.8 north and longitude 65.8 west and had maximum sustained winds of 115 mph with gusts to 150 mph. Bill is moving northwest at 17 mph and still has not taken the northerly turn that would keep the system from impacting the U.S. mainland. Bill is currently 820 miles southeast of Cape Harreras, N.C.As you can see from the map, and as stated in the National Hurricane Center’s 5 a.m. advisory, “Bill is a large tropical cyclone, hurricane force winds extend outward up to 115 miles from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 290 miles.” Click on Read more to see the forecast track of Bill. Tropical storm warnings have been posted for Bermuda and New Englanders are keeping a close eye on Bill, but the most Florida will see — unless Bill makes a drastic, erratic shift due west — would be heavy surf, dangerous rip currents and small-craft advisories for the weekend.The next complete advisory from the NHC will be at 11 a.m., with an intermediate advisory at 2 p.m. and another complete advisory at 5 p.m.

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