While the storm’s center is not projected to hit the vacation hotspot in the Atlantic, Epsilon could become a hurricane later this week before it passes the island.
The storm was sitting still Monday, about 750 miles southeast of Bermuda.
Epsilon is forecast to approach Bermuda Thursday, the center said, and will be at or near hurricane strength by Wednesday night.
The center’s forecasters say the storm should begin a slow, northward trek Monday night then move northwestwardly or west-northwestwardly midweek as it picks up speed and intensifies.
“Epsilon is forecast to be at or near hurricane strength on Wednesday,” the hurricane center said.
The agency’s forecast cone predicts the storm’s center will pass to the east.
The storm formed in the Atlantic Ocean earlier on Monday, according to the center.
The 2020 season ends on November 30. With 26 named storms (the average for an entire season is 12), the 2020 season could easily surpass 2005.