Hurricane Florence Is Generating 83-Foot Waves in the Atlantic

Forecasters urge caution as storm churns in Gulf

Although Helene is now a hurricane, it will weaken and be downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it reaches the Azores.

Meteorologists expect Isaac to travel through the eastern and central Caribbean in the coming days and experience a gradual weakening until it degrades to a tropical wave at any time. Satellite images show very little left as a recognizable tropical storm. A tropical storm warning is in effect for all the Azores as Helene is expected to produce tropical storm-force winds up to 185 miles from its center and heavy rains to the islands as it moves at 22 mph, according to the 8 a.m. advisory.

It is once again a tropical storm out in the Caribbean Sea.

The cloud system associated with Isaac remains poorly organized and Saint Lucia fell between the rain bands of Isaac, hence the island has thus far not received the expected rainfall.

WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected on Martinique, Dominica, and Guadeloupe by tonight or early Thursday.

The public is encouraged to continue monitoring the Met Office via its social media accounts and website at www.metoffice.gov.tt for updates.

With Hurricane Florence, numerous coastline will see water levels from the storm surge rise over 3 feet, with some families seeing over 9 feet of water near their homes.

On this track, the centre of this system is forecast to pass between 100 and 150 miles (160 to 240 km) north of Barbados early tomorrow.

Florence is now 485 miles from Wilmington, North Carolina.

Florence, a potentially life-threatening Category 4 hurricane, is on track to make landfall in North Carolina or SC on Thursday (Sept. 13).

"On the forecast track, the center of Florence will move over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas Tuesday and Wednesday, and approach the coast of SC or North Carolina on Thursday", the NHC said.

The storm is now around 530 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, and is moving west-northwest at 17 mph. Interests along the northeastern Mexico and the coasts of Texas and Louisiana should monitor the progress of this system.

The agency is also monitoring a tropical disturbance that has a 60 percent chance of forming a tropical storm.

"A broad area of low pressure is located over the central Gulf of Mexico".

Rain chances Friday and Saturday are only at 20 percent after the noon.

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