Tropical Storm Epsilon Strengthens

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The Atlantic hurricane season ends Wednesday, but Tropical Storm Epsilon could still cause dangerous surf conditions in Bermuda, forecasters said.

Epsilon, the 26th named storm of the busiest hurricane season on record, formed Tuesday in the central Atlantic. It was not expected to hit Bermuda or any other land, according to forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

At 10 a.m. EST, Epsilon's top sustained wind had strengthened to about 65 mph, up from 50 mph earlier in the day. It could strengthen a bit more before hitting cooler water and higher wind shear, forecasters said.

It was centered about 650 miles east of Bermuda and about 1,610 miles west of the Azores Islands. It was moving west at about 9 mph, and was expected to gradually turn toward the north on Thursday.

The Atlantic hurricane season lasts for six months.