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Humberto strengthens to a Category 3 hurricane on path to Bermuda

Hurricane Humberto winds
Photo: National Hurricane Center

Hurricane Humberto strengthened to a Category 3 storm Tuesday evening, with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph as it makes its way toward Bermuda, per the latest National Hurricane Center advisory.

The latest: The NHC issued a hurricane warning for Bermuda on Tuesday, classifying Humberto as a "major hurricane" by 8 pm EST.

The Atlantic Basin's tropical storms and hurricanes in 2019

Debris sitting on a road after Hurricane Michael
A pile of debris near the remains of a home destroyed by Hurricane Michael in Florida. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Hurricane Dorian became the first major hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic season when it made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane on Sept. 1 in the Bahamas. At least 43 people in the Bahamas were killed with many others left missing.

The big picture: NOAA's Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a "near normal" season this year. It's also predicting a range of 9 to 15 named storms — 4 to 8 of which could become hurricanes.