Isaac’s Rain Drenching Lesser Antilles

15 September, 2018, 14:05 | Author: Rosalie Gross
  • Storm Helene Lurking

The storm is tracking to the west at 16 miles per hour.

Isaac caused some flooding earlier in Dominica and is forecast to gradually weaken over the next few days.

On the forecast track, Isaac will move near or over the central Lesser Antilles on Thursday.

The storm was more than 400 miles off the coast Wednesday, and had winds in the 125 mph range, the National Hurricane Center reported. Then Florence is expected to move to the northwest toward Columbia, SC on Saturday, weakening as it does so, before continuing into the SC upstate by Sunday, undergoing further weakening.

Hurricane Florence's sustained wind speeds have lessened slightly to 105 miles per hour, but the storm is already bringing surges and tropical storm winds to the North Carolina shore, the National Hurricane Center said in an 11 a.m. briefing.

While now classified as a hurricane, Helene will be downgraded to a storm by the time it reaches the shores of Northern Ireland.

Everyone's attention has been focused on Florence, but the statistical peak of the Atlantic hurricane is certainly living up to its reputation this year. The biggest threats from Hurricane Florence are life-threatening storm surge, devastating flash-flooding, and hurricane-force winds.

Besides Florence, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) is monitoring four other systems now. Expect rain chances to be more typical at 40 percent Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

The storm is also predicted to bring historic rainfall of up to 35 inches to the Wilmington region. Of course, the size and strength of the storm surge depends on the size and strength of the hurricane-but Hurricane Florence is absolutely massive, and its storm surge is likely to be on the same scale.

Met Office meteorologist Alan Deakin said: "Hurricane Helene may influence things in combination with an area of low pressure over the coming days".

September 14 (UPI) Tropical Storm Helene was expected to bring heavy rain and wind to the Azores this weekend, the National Hurricane Center said Friday.

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