5 a.m. update: Hurricane Florence continues to approach Southeast coast

Hurricane Florence Won’t Be The Last To Hit The US This Season As More Form In Its Wake

According to the forecast of the institution, the maximum sustained winds have decreased to 55 kilometers per hour with higher gusts.

All watches and warnings were discontinued yesterday.

Subtropical Storm Joyce is located 945 miles west-southwest of the Azores and is moving to the southwest at 6 mph (9 km/h).

The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami said that motion is expected over the next couple days, and Isaac is forecast to move over the eastern and central Caribbean Sea during the next few days.

According to the National Hurricane Center, a burst of deep convection developed Thursday and covered the previously exposed center of Isaac Thursday evening, but there was evidence of northwesterly shear over the cyclone, causing some of the cloud cover to quickly blow off toward the southeast.

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He shone a flashlight through the glass. "I have no generator", said Petra Langston, a nurse. "These were waves crashing down". Sixteen people, including an infant, were killed as Florence battered the coast off North and SC on Friday and into Saturday.

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Despite the downgrade, Florence is expected to produce catastrophic flooding throughout the Carolinas. The "threat of freshwater flooding will increase over the next several days" in the impacted areas.

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Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds now extend outward up to 195 miles (315 km).

"Regardless of development, heavy rainfall and gusty winds are expected across portions of northeastern Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana on Friday and Saturday", the hurricane center said.

The Met Office assured that Tropical Storm Isaac poses no direct threat to Trinidad and Tobago as it continues to move away from the Lesser Antilles. If the two systems become tropical storms, it would be the first time the Atlantic has had five named storms at once, Colorado State University meteorologist Phil Klotzbach said.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1000 mb (29.53 inches). On its current track it is expected to make its closest approach to the territory at 11 p.m. Thursday, passing 185 miles to the south of St. Croix.

Winds are expected to first reach tropical storm strength on Thursday, making outside preparations hard or risky. Expect winds to increase on Saturday to 15-30mph across the entire CSRA, with the 30mph more likely in the northern/eastern areas.

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