Tropical Storm Humberto is nearing hurricane strength in the far eastern Atlantic. Humberto is located 245 miles west of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands and is moving toward the northwest at 8 mph. The maximum sustained wind is up to 70 mph.
Humberto is expected to turn toward the north-northwest Wednesday followed by a northward motion Thursday. Conditions favor strengthening and Humberto may become the first hurricane of the season.