Florence is predicted to bring "life-threatening impacts" to North Carolina and neighboring states late this week. The storm was located roughly 1,170 miles east-southeast of the Cape Fear region, and remained a risky Category 4 storm. As of the 5:00am advisory, Hurricane Florence has maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour, making it a Category 2 hurricane.
Florence continues to send swell to the East Coast and parts of the Caribbean.
A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere in the warning area within 36 hours, and a watch within 48 hours.
A BWS spokesman said: Bermuda should remain outside the radius of tropical storm force winds and the only significant impact is expected to be rough to very rough southeasterly swells which could create hazardous rip currents, especially along the South Shore..
The Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic states are bracing for Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm which is teetering on becoming stronger before landfall later this week.
Seven-day rainfall totals are forecast to reach 10 to 20 inches over much of North Carolina and Virginia, and even 30 inches in some places.
"The centre of Hurricane Isaac was located near latitude 14.7 North, longitude 43.9 West. Isaac was moving towards the west near 14 miles per hour".
Back in late August, the Atlantic tropics looked like they were going to stay boarded up for the season.
Hurricane Helene will likely continue to strengthen since it is in a low wind shear environment and warm waters.
"Presume that a major hurricane is going to hit right smack dab in the middle of SC". A turn toward the northwest is forecast to occur late Wednesday night as it approaches the coast of SC and North Carolina on Thursday.
That cone is a graphical representation of a storm's probable track, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The storm "is too powerful and its path is too uncertain to take any chances", South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster said in issuing his state's emergency declaration. They urged residents to prepare - a request that ranges from fortifying homes and gathering supplies to preparing for possible evacuation orders.
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said an estimated 1 million people would be fleeing his state's coast, with eastbound Interstate 26 heading into Charleston and US 501 heading into Myrtle Beach reversed to ease the exodus.
The storm was moving west at 13 miles per hour.
"Meteorologists don't see any environmental factors that would help to weaken the storm", Weather Channel meteorologist Dale Eck said in an interview today.
Florence is now one of three hurricanes spinning in the Atlantic Ocean, along with Helene and Isaac.
Risky storms are also threatening parts of the U.S.in the Pacific Ocean.