Epsilon strengthens to a Cat 2 hurricane

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Epsilon has strengthened into a cat 2 hurricane in the Atlantic. Epsilon currently has wind speeds of 100 mph. Tropical storm conditions are possible on Bermuda on Thursday. It is expected to stay east of the United States right now.

Large swells generated by Epsilon are expected to reach portions of the east coast of the United States and Atlantic Canada during the next couple of days. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

An area of disturbed weather over the western Caribbean Sea has a low (30%) chance of tropical development during the next 5 days. Regardless of development, locally heavy rainfall is possible over portions of Cuba, South Florida, and the Bahamas through early next week.

Hurricane season officially ends on the last day of November, but Texans can usually breathe a sigh of relief by mid-October once the jet stream shifts and fall cold fronts start pushing through the Lone Star State. We are almost there!

You'll still want to continue to stay prepared and have your hurricane preparedness plan in place, just in case.

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