Published: 2008-07-09 17:15:00
Updated: 2008-07-09 17:16:11
Posted July 9, 2008 5:15 p.m. EDT
Updated July 9, 2008 5:16 p.m. EDT
Miami — Hurricane Bertha strengthened back to a Category 2 storm during Wednesday and continued its northwesterly path , the National Hurricane Center said.
The storm's center was about 560 miles northeast of the northern Leeward Islands and about 660 miles southeast of Bermuda at 4 p.m. Tops winds were about 104 mph, the hurricane center said.
Bertha was moving toward the northwest at near 12 mph. Forecasters said they expect it to turn toward the north-northwest and decrease in speed during the next couple of days.