Latest Update on Hurricane Helene, Tropical Storm Isaac, Gulf Depression

Latest Update on Hurricane Helene, Tropical Storm Isaac, Gulf Depression

Latest Update on Hurricane Helene, Tropical Storm Isaac, Gulf Depression

"Little change in strength is expected before the eye of Florence reaches the coast, with slow weakening expected after the center moves inland or meanders near the coast", the advisory said.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km) from the center.

It's a potentially catastrophic Category 4 storm with 130 miles per hour (215 kph) maximum sustained winds.

A NOAA Hurricane Hunter plane that investigated the oncoming Tropical Storm Isaac Wednesday evening and found that the system has weakened a bit, according to the National Weather Service. Several places already had more than 16 inches (40 centimeters) of rain, and Oriental, North Carolina got more than 20 inches (50 centimeters) in just a few hours. Tropical storm conditions are possible within the tropical storm watch area on Thursday.

Interests elsewhere in the Leeward Islands should monitor the progress of Isaac.

Often the greatest threat from a hurricane is the storm surge. As of 8 a.m., the hurricane is predicted to make landfall along the coast of the Carolinas tomorrow (Sept. 14), according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center.

The Met Office in the United Kingdom said Helene could also hit the south-western corners of the United Kingdom, with south Wales and the Cornish peninsula expected to bear the brunt of any storm-like weather.

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Hurricane Florence continues to barrel towards the East Coast impacting people and property by late this week.

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On Sunday alone there will be about two inches of rainfall.

The center of Isaac is forecast to pass 109 miles south of St. Croix at 2 a.m. on Friday.

Duke Energy says damage from Hurricane Florence could cut off electricity to three-quarters of its 4 million customers in the Carolinas, and the outages could last for weeks.

"The thing that's interesting now is the Pacific is still active, but the Atlantic is very active, which isn't normal", Phil Klotzbach, an atmospheric science researcher at Colorado State University, told NBC News.

Chris Landsea, chief of the analysis and forecast branch, told the Associated Press that such waves are entirely possible within the storm, but there's also a chance "radar misinterpreted rain as an 83-foot wave".

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