Published: Oct 08, 2010 3:34 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 08, 2010 12:34 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) - Otto has reached hurricane strength over the Atlantic on a path that's expected to take it farther out to sea.

Hurricane Otto has maximum sustained winds Friday near 75 mph (120 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says some additional strengthening is expected but Otto is forecast to weaken by late Saturday.

A day earlier, raging floodwaters from then-Tropical Storm Otto overturned cars, toppled power lines and washed out roads in the northeastern Caribbean.

Otto is located about 445 miles (715 kilometers) south of Bermuda and is heading east-northeast, away from Caribbean islands, near 17 mph (28 kph). The Hurricane Center predicts the storm will advance across the open Atlantic toward the Azores archipelago off Portugal.