Hurricane Helene has Britain in its sights

Hurricanes Florence Isaac and Helene moving through the Atlantic

Hurricanes Florence Isaac and Helene moving through the Atlantic

Given the lack of deep convection to sustain the cyclone, continual gradual weakening is expected.

"Winds are likely to gust to 55-65 miles per hour quite widely in the warning area, with possible gusts of 70-80 miles per hour in exposure".

"Interests elsewhere in the southeastern and mid-Atlantic states should monitor the progress of Florence", said the NHC.

In contrast, no coastal watches or warnings were in effect for Helene, but residents of the Azores were encouraged to monitor the storm.

At 11 a.m. the centre of Tropical Storm Isaac was located by a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft near latitude 15.0 North, longitude 54.7 West. Isaac is moving toward the west near 17 miles per hour (28 km/h), and this general motion with some decrease in forward is expected to continue through the weekend.

This general motion is expected to continue through the next few days.

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Far from this hurricane parade on the other side of the globe, Tropical Storm Olivia is flying solo east of Hawaii.

"Just because we have a landfall to the south doesn't mean your out of the woods because the wind around this storm is huge", National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said Wednesday morning.

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

Florence is now 485 miles from Wilmington, North Carolina. Earlier forecasts showed that the storm was slated to directly hit around North and SC.

The agency is also monitoring a tropical disturbance that has a 60 percent chance of forming a tropical storm. "However, upper-level winds are forecast to become a little more conducive for development, and a tropical depression could still form Thursday or Friday before the system reaches the western Gulf Coast".

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