Hurricane Florence Grows Stronger, Heads Toward US East Coast

Here's what David Epstein is saying about Hurricane Florence

Here's what David Epstein is saying about Hurricane Florence

Isaac is moving toward the west near 9 miles per hour (15 km/h). The NWS is expecting to issue strong rip current advisories for all area beaches Sunday, and Loewenthal said that is expected to continue through the week.

The storm's maximum sustained winds are near 110 km/h with higher gusts.

Hurricane Isaac strengthened overnight to become the fifth hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season and the third now swirling towards the United States, joining Hurricanes Florence and Helene.

And finally, a tropical wave and an upper-level trough in the northwestern Caribbean Sea has a 30 percent chance of developing into at least a tropical depression in the next five days. The minimum pressure is 997 mb.

Admiral Christopher Grady said ships can better weather "storms of this magnitude when they are underway". The storm was centered about 765 miles (1,235 kilometers) southeast of Bermuda and moving west at 6 mph (9 kph).

According to the US National Hurricane Center, Florence is expected to strengthen further as it is ready to move over the southwestern Atlantic between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday.

This weekend's weather made it clear that we've reached peaked hurricane season - two are churning in the Atlantic while a third is expected by Monday. Florence is forecast to become a major hurricane on Monday.

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Olivia is forecast to pass over the islands sometime Tuesday night into Wednesday morning local time as a tropical storm. It will move between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Wednesday and Thursday, before approaching the southeastern US coast, the NHC said in an advisory.

'There is an increasing risk of two life-threatening impacts from Florence: storm surge at the coast and freshwater flooding from a prolonged heavy rainfall event inland, ' the National Hurricane Center said at 11am.

Hurricane Helene, upgraded from a tropical storm Sunday afternoon, had winds clocked at 75 miles per hour.

But Hurricane Center officials warned that anyone in coastal and inland locations from SC to the mid-Atlantic region should "closely monitor the progress of Florence, ensure that they have their hurricane plan in place, and follow any advice given by local officials".

A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area. It was moving west at 10 km/h. A turn toward the west-northwest is forecast to occur by Monday.

Hours before Isaac became a hurricane, Helene strengthened into one.

And all this will be accompanied by tropical hurricane-force winds that could knock down trees and cut electric power, NOAA says.

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