Tropical Storm Florence continues its churn toward US coast

Hurricane Florence has the potential to make landfall on the East Coast but it is still too early to tell

The peak date for hurricane season, on average, is September 10.

The latest advisory from the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) stated Florence could become a hurricane again by Saturday night or Sunday.

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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. Parts of Iowa have seen more than 10 inches in the past few days.

Tropical Storm Florence, which is predicted to regain hurricane strength by the end of the weekend, was upgraded this morning to a potential threat to Bermuda.

This is still much uncertainty surrounding Florence's path for next week.

While a direct path for Hurricane Florence has not yet been determined, the storm is making a consistent west, northwest move, according to Steven Pfaff with the National Weather Service.

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Just because no hurricane on record started where Florence started and hit the United States mainland as major hurricane doesn't mean that it has never happened. As of this afternoon, there is a high likelihood that Florence will miss the trough connection this weekend and continue heading west.

Anyone along the east coast from Georgia, to SC, needs to "keep tabs" on Florence.

Florence may impact the east coast next week.

Right now, swells associated by Florence are battering Bermuda and the rough surf will reach the east coast during the weekend.

Another tropical wave was expected to move off the west coast of Africa on Friday.

Helene is moving toward the west near 13 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds near 45 miles per hour. The storm is moving west at 13 miles per hour. Locally, up to 8 inches of rain is expected in the Cabo Verde Islands. It's forecast to become a hurricane by Monday.

The NHC said Potential Tropical Cyclone Eight is becoming better organized and is expected to become a tropical depression or tropical storm later today.

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