Bermuda prepares for Tropical Storm Gabrielle

The National Hurricane Center's forecast of Tropical Storm Gabrielle as of 12 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. National Hurricane Center

Updated 5:16 PM ET

HAMILTON, Bermuda Bermuda braced Tuesday for heavy rains and wind as Tropical Storm Gabrielle reformed in the Atlantic and gained strength.

The British territory suspended ferry service as wind and rain started to pick up, and several flights were cancelled as the storm approached.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said tropical storm conditions were expected on the island late Tuesday, with up to 5 inches (13 centimeters) of rain predicted.

The storm was centered 95 miles (155 kilometers) south of Bermuda on Tuesday afternoon and was moving north at 12 mph (19 kph) with maximum sustained winds of nearly 50 mph (85 kph).

Gabrielle was expected to strengthen over the next two days and pass over or near Bermuda by late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

Farther east over the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Humberto's maximum sustained winds increased to near 65 mph (100 kph) and the storm was expected to become a hurricane by late Tuesday. It currently poses no threat to land.

The center of the storm was about 245 miles west of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands at 5 p.m. Tuesday, reports CBS Miami.

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