The system is likely to bring heavy rain to South Florida through early next week.
The storm will then approach Bermuda on Thursday, but it's still too early to tell what impacts the storm will have. Epsilon is the 10th hurricane to develop in the basin this season. So far, there have been 26 named storms, of which 10 were hurricanes.
UPDATE (1:55 p.m. Wednesday): Hurricane Epsilon has strengthened again. That's a 20 miles per hour increase compared to yesterday's readings.
By Tuesday afternoon, winds had increased to 60 mph and the storm had almost stalled about 670 miles southeast of Bermuda.
This year, forecasters from the NOAA predicted that anywhere from 13 to 19 major storms will occur by the end of the season - which has already been beaten.
AccuWeather is rating Epsilon less than one on the AccuWeather RealImpact Scale for Hurricanes for Bermuda. Forecasters said the storm would track over the Atlantic Ocean well east of the island in coming hours. "These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions", the NHC added. It could begin to weaken later on Thursday and continue over the weekend, the center said.
A tropical wave that could become the next tropical depression was being watched south of Cuba on Friday. Hurricane Epsilon is shown at top
A look at the Greek alphabet names that are being used for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, after the hurricane center ran out of official names due to the number of storms.
The Bermuda Weather Service upgraded the tropical storm watch into a warning for Bermuda. It's near the 2005 record of 27 named storms, 14 of which were hurricanes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Epsilon formed in 2020 over a month earlier than the previous record holder. Hurricane Teddy passed to the east of the island on September 21, triggering tropical storm conditions in Bermuda. That officially qualified it as a rapidly intensifying storm. Paulette became the first storm to make landfall in Bermuda since Hurricane Gonzalo on Oct.17, 2014.
Epsilon is moving toward the north near 8 miles per hour (13 km/h).
The official last day of hurricane season is November 30.