Florence strengthens after going through a full eyewall replacement. Its wind field also continues to expand with hurricane-force winds to expanding outward from its center 60 miles and tropical storm-force winds expanding 175 miles from the center.
Tuesday noon update:
#Florence:— Irene Sans (@IreneSans) September 11, 2018
Over 350 miles under a #StormSurge watch. Higher storm surge levels along the #NorthCarolina/#Virginia coasts. High tide timing will be crucial Thrus/Fri.
Más de 350 millas bajo vigilancia por marejada ciclónica. Hora de marea alta será crucial el jueves/viernes. pic.twitter.com/SzRV7xkzsX
Flooding: Life-threatening freshwater flooding is likely from a prolonged and exceptionally heavy rainfall event, which may extend inland over the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic for hundreds of miles as Florence is expected to slow down as it approaches the coast and moves inland. Wind: Damaging hurricane-force winds are likely along portions of the coasts of South Carolina and North Carolina, and a hurricane watch will likely be issued by Tuesday morning. Damaging winds could also spread well inland into portions of the Carolinas and Virginia. Large swells and dangerous surf: Large swells affecting Bermuda and portions of the U.S. East Coast will continue this week, resulting in life-threatening surf and rip currents.
You can hide from the wind but you MUST run from the water. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Evacuate as soon as you are ordered to do so. #Florence— Irene Sans (@IreneSans) September 11, 2018
Uno se puede proteger del viento pero uno DEBE huirle al agua. Por favor evacue cuando se le ordene. pic.twitter.com/9qlgO4azoG
Isaac, located just over 900 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, fluctuated in intensity Monday, but most models show that Isaac could still cross the central part of the Lesser Antilles as a Category 1 hurricane. After (most likely) crossing the eastern Caribbean, somewhere between Dominica and Guadeloupe it will continue to travel west and stay south of Puerto Rico. Rough seas and some rain bands could affect Puerto Rico starting Thursday. This storm, once over the Caribbean, will be fighting strong wind shear which could further weaken the system. Isaac should still be monitored closely as any system that enters the area could pose a threat to Florida.
Isaac is still a big question mark for me. I’m not sure how this ends up. For Puerto Rico, the good news is there shouldn’t be any crazy strengthening. Tropical storm force winds will be nearby, or south, late Thursday in PR. Monitoring. More on Channel 9... pic.twitter.com/Y74yHjXbNj— Brian Shields (@BrianWFTV) September 11, 2018
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