Nadine became the eighth hurricane of the 2012 hurricane season Friday as it continued heading north-northeast over the open Atlantic, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
As of 11 p.m., Nadine had maximum sustained winds near 75 mph as it moved north-northeast at 14 mph about 725 miles east of Bermuda and about 1,570 miles west-southwest of the Azores.
The storm remained no threat to land and there were no watches or warnings in effect.
Little change in strength was forecast over the next 48 hours. Hurricane Nadine was expected to turn toward the northeast and slow slightly by Saturday morning, the National Hurricane Center said.
Tropical storm force winds extended outward up to 230 miles from the center of Nadine.