Hurricane Florence’s winds and rain begin lashing Carolinas

15 September, 2018, 03:06 | Author: Sherry Houston
  • TROPICAL UPDATE A lot to track in the Atlantic even the Gulf gets in on the action

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Power outages were reported across Puerto Rico Friday morning as Tropical Depression Isaac dropped rain across the US territory. The storm has 45 miles per hour sustained winds with higher-speed gusts.

Some slight strengthening is possible during the next couple of days.

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

While now classified as a hurricane, Helene will be downgraded to a storm by the time it reaches the shores of Northern Ireland.

"A turn toward the north and northeast with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next few days", according to the agency.

A NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft will soon fly through the center of Isaac, and will provide a better assessment of the intensity of the tropical storm and the extent of its winds.

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The Category 2 storm was churning 110 miles southeast of Wilmington with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph.

"Little change in strength is expected before the eye of Florence reaches the coast, with slow weakening expected after the center moves inland or meanders near the coast", the advisory said. "It's just not anywhere near a level of Maria", forecaster Eric Blake said.

Some coastal flooding is possible in areas of onshore winds.

With the ground already saturated from recent rain, another drenching from Florence combined with winds could easily lead to trees being uprooted and widespread power outages, he said.

"The rain's going to be around for a long time", he said.

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

The agency is also monitoring a tropical disturbance that has a 60 percent chance of forming a tropical storm. Regardless of whether a system forms, they say heavy rain and gusty winds are likely along the Texas and Louisiana coast later this week. A hurricane hunter plane is scheduled to investigate the system Thursday.

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