Hurricane Bill strengthening

Hurricane Bill became a Category 4 storm as it rumbled across the Atlantic early Wednesday with maximum sustained winds near 135 mph -- but forecasters still see it veering away from the East Coast.

By week's end, however, New England and Nova Scotia may have to weather a swipe by what is expected to be, by then, a weaker Bill. Both coastlines remain within the five-day path projected by the National Hurricane Center.

For South Florida, the remains of Ana posed the more immediate annoyance. The disorganized wave pushed toward the coast with patches of heavy rain, winds up to 20 mph and seas pushing six feet.

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