Bill could be big, they're saying. According to the map below, they're expecting it to be a category by Wednesday, when it will still be wallowing way out into the Atlantic. This one could hit 5 by early next week. So far it looks like it will head north and hit the Eastern seaboard, but I'm pretty sure that many of those states are not prepared for a category 5 hurricane. Definitely nowhere north of Virginia, like, say, Maryland, where my Mom lives in cheaply constructed affordable housing. Could I convince her to go stay at a friend's house? We may have to find out.
Both of these images were snatched from Weather Underground, which I'll be addicted to like crack for the next month or so.