MIAMI, Florida (CNN) -- After numerous fluctuations in intensity, Hurricane Bertha was again clinging to hurricane status as it remained nearly stationary off the coast of Bermuda on Saturday, poised to deal a glancing blow to the Atlantic island, the National Hurricane Center said. Hurricane Bertha spins in the Atlantic. Cuba, Hispaniola and Puerto Rico are at lower left.
Hurricane Bertha spins in the Atlantic. Cuba, Hispaniola and Puerto Rico are at lower left.
At 5 p.m. ET the center of Bertha was about 210 miles (340 km) southeast of Bermuda. Its maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 75 mph, barely Category 1 hurricane strength, with higher gusts.
A tropical storm warning, meaning tropical storm conditions including winds of at least 39 mph are expected within 24 hours, remained in effect for Bermuda.