Cat 3 hurricane expected to pass northeast of the northern Leeward Islands

At 0300 UTC Hurricane Bill was near Lat 17.2N Long 53.4W, about 555 miles east of the Leeward islands.

The Cat 3 hurricane is moving west northwest at 15mph, and is expected to gradually turn toward the northwest. The predicted track would take it to the northeast of the northern Leeward Islands.

Maximum wind speeds have increased to 125mph. It could strengthen further.