The outer rainbands of Hurricane Rafael were approaching Bermuda Tuesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
As of 11 a.m., Rafael had maximum sustained winds of 90 mph as it moved north-northeast at 24 mph about 255 miles south of Bermuda.
The center of Rafael is expected to pass east of Bermuda late Tuesday afternoon and evening bringing tropical storm force winds and 2 to 4 inches of rain.
A tropical storm warning was in effect for Bermuda, though Rafael is expected to weaken during the next 48 hours. Rafael is also expected to continue to move away from the U.S. east coast.