Bill is now a strong Category 4 hurricane with top winds over 135 mph. This eyewall convection has weakened just a bit this morning however this can be expected as these stronger storms go through eyewall replacement cycles. This may cause fluctuations in Bill’s overall intensity but we still expect Bill to gradually increase in strength over the next 72 hours before Bill enters cooler waters. The good news for the United States is a strong trough of low pressure is still forecast to force Bill out over the Atlantic. Below is a current satellite image of Bill.