JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season turns active as we enter the peak of hurricane season. The Weather Authority says the Atlantic Basin is producing a number of significant storms with Florence which will likely affect life and property along the U.S. East Coast.
Florence is the sixth named storm and the third hurricane of the Atlantic Hurricane season. Florence is a major hurricane. It has intensified into a Category 4 Hurricane as it moves west towards the East Coast this week. Florence will likely impact the NC & SC coasts as a Category 4 Hurricane Thursday. Click here to read more on Florence.
Issac was downgraded to a Tropical Storm Tuesday. The storm is located between Florence and Helene. It will make a landfall over the Lesser Antilles later this week as a r tropical storm.
Helene is the eighth named storm and the fourth hurricane of the season. This strengthening storm is the closest to the African coast and will likely remain in Atlantic Ocean not affecting any large landmasses. The storm showing signs of intensification.
A tropical wave is in the Western Caribbean Sea and has been designated 95L by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) this system could become Tropical Storm Joyce later this week. Whatever happens to this system it is likely to move into Southern Texas and deposit heavy rains.
Remnants of Gordon continues to produce rain, thunderstorms and a few floods over the Central U.S., but the storm is not impacting Florida.