Florence isn’t alone. More tropical storms are brewing

Rodiano Bonacci
Settembre 15, 2018

We'll continue to monitor Florence, but as far as our weather is concerned, all of the storm is expected to stay south of our region through the weekend.

Tropical storm conditions are expected within the tropical storm warning area beginning within the next few hours through the afternoon. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area.

Mapp, who spoke with the National Weather Service and Virgin Islands Emergency Management Agency officials again this morning, said two to four inches of rain are expected on St. Croix beginning Thursday evening.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for.

The National Hurricane Center said Wednesday that Subtropical Storm Joyce has formed in the north Atlantic, but is not now a threat to land.

The briefing said Florence "is a large hurricane" with hurricane-force winds extending 80 miles from its center and tropical storm-force winds extending 195 miles from the eye of the storm. The storm has nothing to weaken it in it's path until it reaches landfall. Florence has 130 miles per hour winds, enough to make it a risky Category 4 hurricane. "Life-threatening storm surge and rainfall expected".

There is the potential for damaging winds with gusts up to 70mph possible, with sustained winds of 30 to 40mph.

Isaac is forecast to move across the central Lesser Antilles and into the eastern Caribbean Sea Thursday, and then move across the eastern and central Caribbean Sea through Saturday. Flash flooding is going to be a big issue soon - certainly catastrophic.

The storm's center was about 170 miles southeast of Wilmington at 8 a.m. Thursday, according to a National Hurricane Center briefing.

Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches with isolated amounts up to 6 inches across Martinique, Dominica, and Guadeloupe, especially over elevated terrain.

With the ground already saturated from recent rain, another drenching from Florence combined with winds could easily lead to trees being uprooted and widespread power outages, he said.

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