The strongest winds are expected Wednesday afternoon. "But all of this will depend on where the exact track of the system is going to be on Wednesday".
"The center of Teddy will pass east of Bermuda today and then approach Nova Scotia late Tuesday or early Wednesday", the NHC said. According to, masslive.com weather, it looks like Teddy might leave CT alone and skim the MA coast with 40 to 50 miles per hour winds.
Teddy's center is expected to move east of Bermuda on Monday before it downgrades to a post-tropical cyclone as it moves near Canada late Tuesday through Thursday, forecasters said. Although Massachusetts will remain largely dry and rain-free, heavy winds are expected along the coast, according to the National Weather Service.
Bermuda is preparing for the passage of a "large Hurricane Teddy" on Monday with the government announcing the closure of schools, businesses, the airport and urging people to take the storm seriously.
Hurricane Teddy is the most severe hurricane whirling in the western Atlantic coast right now.
The Weather Network meteorologist Tyler Hamilton says that towering waves over 30 metres (100 feet) are possible on Tuesday morning as Teddy approaches. People are reminded to stay away from the shore, since the combination of surge and large waves could lead to risky rip currents.
CBC meteorologist Ryan Snoddon is calling for three- to four-metre waves on Tuesday morning that will build to seven to nine metres later in the day, with waves breaking higher along parts of the coast.
Environment Canada has also issued storm surge warnings for Nova Scotia's Atlantic coast, saying the storm will push enormous waves into the area on Tuesday.
He said the strongest winds are expected to be east of the storm's track.
The Bermuda Weather Service said the territory could see waves of up to 30 feet (9 meters) and sustained winds topping 50 miles per hour (80 kph) by early Monday.
As of early Monday morning, the storm was about 165 miles southeast of Bermuda and packing maximum sustained winds of 100 mph, making it a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale (sustained winds 96-110 mph).
A couple of different factors will impact the direction of the storm, Robichaud said.