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    Hurricane Florence Upgraded
    Hurricane Florence is upgraded to a Category 4 Hurricane
  • Hurricane Florence Track to the U.S.
    Hurricane Florence Track to the U.S.
    Hurricane Florence's track to the United States East Coast

Florence Strengthening Quickly; Helene and Isaac Ramping Up As Well – My Fox Hurricanes

Florence became a hurricane again on Sunday morning and it won’t be looking back anytime soon. Rapid intensification is likely to occur over the next couple of days as the moves west-northwest through a very favorable environment. A category 4 hurricane within 48 hours is a likely possibility.

While there are still some questions regarding the exact track of Florence as it approaches the coast, the two most likely scenarios that model trends are leaning toward are 1) a northward turn with a storm either scraping or staying just offshore of the Outer banks of North Carolina and 2) a further southwest track with a direct landfall on the South Carolina or North Carolina coast. The important thing to remember here is that we are still at least 4 days from landfall. Things can and will change, and it will take a couple more days to iron out specific details. Obviously, folks with interests in these areas should be checking back frequently for updates.

We also continue to keep any eye on Helene and Isaac. Helene is now a hurricane, and Isaac will soon gain that status as well. Both will continue to move west over the next couple days, but Helene should start to curve north by the middle of the week and should ultimately not pose a threat to anyone. Isaac on the other hand will be moving into the Caribbean by Thursday. Parts of the Lesser Antilles should see tropical storm or hurricane warnings issued at some point on Tuesday. Thereafter, the storm should encounter quite a bit of wind shear over the Caribbean and, as of right now, models don’t do a whole lot with it. Just something for us to babysit over the next week or so.

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