Tropical Storm Warning Issued for Mass. Coast

Hurricane Bill continues to speed toward the U.S.

By Caitlin Millat
|  Saturday, Aug 22, 2009  |  Updated 2:30 AM PDT
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Obama Family Vacations in Photos: Martha's Vineyard

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Hurricane Bill is swirling through the Atlantic Ocean toward Massachusetts.

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Forecasters Saturday morning issued a tropical storm warning for the Massachusetts coastline in preparation for Hurricane Bill, which has reached winds of 105 mph and could hit the East Coast within the next day.

Bill, a Category 2 hurricane, is heading toward the U.S. at 22 mph and is 575 miles south of Nantucket.

Bill's center is set to whip this weekend through Bermuda, which is also under a tropical storm warning -- though its hurricane watch was discontinued.

President Obama will spend the weekend at Martha's Vineyard with his family as he begins a week-long vacation on the coast.

Read more: The Associated Press

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