Hurricane Helene ‘THREAT TO LIFE’ warning - United Kingdom to be hit on MONDAY

Tropical Storm Isaac’s Winds Nearing Leeward Islands

Tropical Storm Isaac’s Winds Nearing Leeward Islands

Hurricane Florence weakened to Category 2 storm overnight, but with sustained winds of 110 miles per hour, it was within 1 miles per hour of Category 3 and the wind field is expanding.

Having so many systems moving across the Atlantic at once also complicates forecasting because they influence one another, Blake said.

The US National Hurricane Centre in its 8 a.m. tropical storm update reported Tropical Storm Isaac's centre was 25 miles east of Dominica and 80 miles southeast of Guadeloupe. This general motion is expected to continue for the next few days.

The mammoth waves were spotted early Wednesday in the storm's northeast quadrant, said the NHC's Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch, which has been documenting Florence's waves all week.


About halfway between Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Helene is the small but unsafe Tropical Storm Isaac, which was downgraded from hurricane status early this morning (Sept. 11).

Rain projections also increased, with some locations along the North Carolina coast now expected to get up to 40 inches.

Isaac is expected to be near hurricane strength when it moves through the Lesser Antilles, with some weakening forecast afterward on Friday and Saturday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles from the center. A Category 4 hurricane at its strongest, Olivia spent about a week swishing around in the Pacific Ocean without making landfall before it weakened into a tropical storm. These conditions could allow for regeneration of the system as it approaches Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula, but given the uncertainty in whether Isaac will survive long enough to take advantage of these conditions, the official forecast still calls for dissipation, the NHC said. Regardless of whether a system forms, they say heavy rain and gusty winds are likely along the Texas and Louisiana coast later this week.

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