(Saturday, 2 p.m.) -- Tropical Storm Kyle has passed west of Bermuda as it continues its progress north through the Atlantic. Maximum sustained winds are at 70 miles per hour, and Kyle could become a hurricane later today, according to the latest reports from the National Hurricane Center.
Kyle is currently 550 miles south of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and is on course to reach eastern New England by late Sunday. Cunard, Holland America and Royal Caribbean have already rerouted one ship each in anticipation of the storm.
Numerous storm watches have been put into effect.
A hurricane watch is in place for the coast of Maine, from Stonington to Eastport, meaning hurricane conditions are possible within 36 hours. The area includes the common cruise port of Bar Harbor.
A tropical storm watch is in effect for the coast of Maine south of Stonington to Cape Elizabeth, which includes Portland. Tropical storm conditions are possible within 36 hours.
The Canadian government has also issued a tropical storm watch for Nova Scotia and southeastern New Brunswick.
We'll be following the progress of the storm closely.
--by Dan Askin, Assistant Editor