Atlantic Heating Up With Two Tropical Storms, Disturbance

Several potential storms are heading West from Africa as the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season continues

Several potential storms are heading West from Africa as the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season continues

That marked a drop from one day earlier, when Florence suddenly strengthened and sustained winds hit 130 miles per hour - making it the first major hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season. The storm's minimum central continues to drop, now at 946 millibars.

The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami said Florence's weakening appeared to have stopped for the moment, but restrengthening is forecast over the weekend.

Its winds peaked at 130mph, which made it a Category 4 hurricane. It could spin out to sea as most hurricanes following Florence's northern path tend to do. However, there is still very large uncertainty in model forecasts of Florence's track beyond day 5, making it too soon to determine the exact location, magnitude, and timing of these impacts.

Meanwhile, two tropical waves off the African coast have become better organized, and forecasters give them 90 percent chances of tropical development in the next two days.

The once powerful Florence took a hit Thursday, but its life as a major hurricane is likely not over just yet, and it has East Coast residents on the edge of their seats.

Winds peaked at 130 miles per hour Wednesday before weakening to 60 miles per hour on Friday.

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Many are being held as confidential within the committee. "We have not had an opportunity to have a meaningful hearing", said Sen. The passes are for a limited amount of time in order to let in as many people as possible during the course of the day.

Both the European and American models have shifted the storm westward, rather than northerly, increasing the likelihood it will come close to or make landfall somewhere on the East Coast. Wherever the storm goes, beach-goers could see some impacts as early as this weekend.

Now is the time to beginning thinking about hurricane preparedness if you live along or near the coast.

As of right now, not much is known about what the hurricane is going to do next.

Florence is the sixth named storm and the third hurricane of the Atlantic Hurricane season.

As Tropical Storm Helene moves away from the African coast and toward the open ocean, this page will update with the latest tracking information.

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