This NOAA/RAMMB satellite image taken at 13:30 UTC on September 9, 2018 shows Tropical Storm Florence - which forecasters say will soon become an extremely risky hurricane - being followed westward across the Atlantic by Tropical Storms Isaac and Helene8. Florence is expected to become a hurricane today and rapid intensification is likely to begin by tonight.
It will move between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday, and approach the southeastern USA coast on Thursday, the NHC said in an advisory. While forecasters say it's too soon to determine the exact timing and a possible landfall for the storm, people from SC to the mid-Atlantic region should closely monitor the approaching storm.
Florence's effects were already being felt along the coast, with unsafe swells and rip currents in some spots.
According to The Washington Post, if Florence hits the U.S. East Coast, it will be the first to do so for a storm in its present location. It's also expected to strengthen, possibly becoming a hurricane by Monday.
Florence has sustained winds of 70 mph on Sunday morning and is located 765 miles southeast of Bermuda.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency Friday, and waived transportation rules to help farmers harvest and transfer more crops quickly ahead of the storm.
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The latest forecast shows Florence will continue moving slowly westward, and will be caught between a pair of mid-level ridges over the Atlantic Ocean.
The Weather Channel said that "all interests along the U.S. East Coast from Florida to New England should monitor closely the forecast of Florence".
Florence became the first major hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season this past Wednesday, reaching Category 4 status with maximum sustained winds peaking at 130 miles per hour.
In South Carolina on Saturday, Gov. Henry McMaster also declared a state of emergency due to the possible impacts from Florence.
The coast can expect tropical storm-force winds as early as Wednesday night and likely Thursday morning, with the highest probability of winds in the Carolinas.
Florence was forecast to become a Category 3 hurricane by Monday with sustained winds of more than 110 miles per hour. The current projected path could bring this system over the Lesser Antilles during the latter part of next week.