Bill is currently a cat 3 hurricane and is expected to build into a cat 4 by weeks end with estimated winds exceeding 130 mp/h. He is predicted by US forecasters to be the first major hurricane of 2009.
Alex Sosnowski from Accuweather states.Computer models agree that Bill will not be a direct hit on the eastern U.S. However, there is still prime concern of a landfall or near-miss of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and perhaps Bermuda.
Any point of land sticking out to the east in the Atlantic has a higher risk of impact with this situation.