Write For Us

Florence forecast as major hurricane, could threaten southeast U.S. coast


Expected track for Tropical Storm Florence, which will likely become a hurricane late Saturday or early Sunday before threatening the U.S. southeast coast next week. Image courtesy the National Hurricane Center

Tropical Storm Florence is expected to become a hurricane late Saturday or early Sunday and by next week could threaten the southeast U.S. coast, the National Hurricane Center said.

The storm, downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm Friday, is gaining strength and could become a major hurricane by Monday.

The eye of the storm was about 810 miles southeast of Bermuda and 695 miles northeast of the northern Leeward Islands as of the NHC's latest update. The storm was traveling west at 5 mph and had maximum sustained winds of 70 mph.

Center of the storm is expected to move over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas Tuesday and Wednesday before approaching the southeastern U.S. coast on Thursday.

"Swells generated by Florence are affecting Bermuda and are beginning to reach reach portions of the U.S. East Coast," the hurricane center said. "These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions."

There are currently no coastal watches or warnings in effect. Earlier this week, Florence became the first major hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season.

The exact timing, location and magnitude of the storm's impacts on the U.S. southeast coast in not yet clear but forecast tracks show it could make landfall along the Carolinas and southeast Georgia.

"Florence is forecast to be a dangerous major hurricane near the southeast U.S. coast by late next week, and the risk of direct impacts continues to increase," the hurricane center said.

The NHC encouraged residents along the east coast, particularly from north Florida through North Carolina, to ensure they have a hurricane plan in place and follow advice given by local officials.

East of Florence, two systems off the African coast are organizing and could follow across the Atlantic and threaten the United States. Peak hurricane season is from mid-August to mid-October, with a peak date for the season, on average, of Sept. 10. It is the same date that Hurricane Irma struck Florida in 2017.


Note: If you think this story need more information or correction, feel free to comment below your opinion and reaction.
Like & Follow to Stay Updated ...


Alabama,1,Arizona,1,Barack,1,California,3,Colorado,1,Connecticut,1,Crime,531,Florida,1,Franc,1,Hawaii,8,Illinois,1,Los Angeles,2,Massachusetts,3,Mississippi,1,New York,130,U.S.,1558,Washington,4,
U.S. - U.S. Daily News: Florence forecast as major hurricane, could threaten southeast U.S. coast
Florence forecast as major hurricane, could threaten southeast U.S. coast
U.S. - U.S. Daily News
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy