TROPICS: Florence to become a hurricane today; TD 9 strengthening

Storm season peaks: Hurricane Florence still far from landfall, uncertainty remains for East Coast

Swells generated by Florence could cause unsafe rip currents and coastal flooding Saturday in areas including coastal DE and New Jersey, the National Weather Service said.

"The models are ... really starting to favor a landfall around the Carolinas", though states to the north should watch as well, CNN meteorologist Allison Chinchar said Saturday morning.

Gov. Roy Cooper declared a State of Emergency on Friday as Tropical Storm Florence heads toward the East Coast in an effort to help farmers harvest and transport their crops more quickly by waiving transportation rules.

On Saturday morning, Florence's center had maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour. But it is expected to strengthen in force and speed in the coming days, thanks to warm Atlantic waters, a decrease in wind shear, and a high-pressure system arriving from the Midwest, which is expected to steer Florence west.

The storm is forecast to get uncomfortably close to parts of the USA east coast, including the Carolinas. It is forecast to move due west and is scheduled to reach the Caribbean Islands, possibly including those ravaged a year ago, on Wednesday or Thursday as well.

Though weakened to a tropical storm on Friday, Florence was expected to regain hurricane strength as it nears Bermuda over the weekend.

The US East Coast is bracing for Florence as it approaches the coastline.

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Tropical Storm Helene is in the Far Eastern Atlantic, just off the African Coast.

Tropical Storm Florence is expected to become a hurricane Sunday as it travels toward the east coast, according to the National Weather Service in Charleston. Portions of the east coast could see rip currents this weekend. Helene is within 300 miles from the islands and its tropical storm conditions are expected to begin impacting them Saturday night.

Tropical Storm Helene is set to bring potential for flash-flooding as it hit Cabo Verde Islands in Africa.

'This setup will guide Florence on a west to northwesterly course into next week'.

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 miles per hour (75 kilometres per hour) with higher gusts. The forecast track has the storm strengthening to a hurricane next week as is tracks west.

It's still too early to forecast whether Isaac could be a threat to South Florida.

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