Published: Sat, September 08, 2018
World | By Camille Rivera

US east coast brace for Florence

US east coast brace for Florence

Florence may be close to the East Coast by the middle or end of next week.

What does that mean for residents and visitors to the Lowcountry?

The storm is forecast to move generally in a westward direction over the coming days, with an increase in forward speed during the early part of the week.

Johnathan Lamb, National Weather Service meteorologist, said Florence is more than seven days away from making an impact on land - if it even does.

As we get into the heart of this year's hurricane season, all eyes are on the Atlantic where things are starting to heat up.

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"The models at this stage are all over the place", Lamb said Thursday night.

Hawkins said while it's far too early to expect the worst, it never hurts to prepare for it. Expect beach erosion and unsafe rip currents to hit the Jersey Shore and Long Island by Sunday and will continue through next week.

While no warnings have been issued for Hurricane Florence, mapping by the U.S. National Hurricane Center showed the system approaching Bermuda.

Florence has slowed to 12 miles per hour on a northwest track.

It would be highly unusual for it to head toward the Lowcountry, but it's not impossible, Lamb said.

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The deadly rip currents plaguing the North Carolina coast will worsen this weekend as Hurricane Florence edges closer to landfall, experts say.

About 70 percent of the 70 simulations from the American (blue lines in the graphic below) and European (red lines in the graphic below) modeling systems predict the storm to make landfall along the East Coast.

As of the 5 p.m. advisory Friday from the National Hurricane Center, Florence has maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour and is moving to the west at 8 miles per hour. Florence is expected to begin a turn toward the west-northwest, but a strong ridge forecast to develop between Bermuda and the northeastern United States could keep Florence on a west-northwestward trajectory. "Florence's weakening appears to have stopped", the National Hurricane Center wrote in its advisory.

Tropical Storm Helene is the eighth named storm of season.

The new storms formed just as tropical depression Gordon left flooding and rain behind for the Gulf Coast.

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