Its winds were down to 45 miles per hour (75 kph).
It said that maximum sustained winds are near 75 miles per hour with higher gusts and that additional strengthening is expected over the next day or two.
According to Accuweather, Joyce is also in the Atlantic. The bottom line is everything we're tracking points towards a catastrophic event. Both storms should weaken, but Helene is still expected to "pack a punch", according to the Express.
Florence flattened trees, crumbled roads and the assault wasn't anywhere close to being over, with the siege in the Carolinas expected to last all weekend. Danger to life warnings include flying debris and large waves along the coast.
Storm Helene is now speeding northward towards the Azores Islands in the mid-Atlantic, and the Met Office expects it to bring very strong winds to western parts of the United Kingdom and Ireland on Monday evening. Now a Tropical Storm, Florence killed five people, including an infant and mother.
Federal states of emergency have been declared in all three states, and collectively about 1.5 million people have fled the coast under mandatory evacuation orders.
"Don't bet your life on riding out a monster", stated Roy Cooper, North Carolina governor.
Ocean City Prepares for Impacts of Hurricane Florence
A tropical wave in the Gulf of Mexico is still being monitored, but its chance of development in the coming days has decreased. The centre of Isaac passed between Martinique and Dominica with maximum sustained winds of about 45 miles per hour .
She is now one of a glut of tropical storms in the Atlantic, with Florence sparking mass evacuations as she heads towards landfall in the USA states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Rainfall levels can be measured in feet, rather than inches in places.
Another video from NOAA's GOES-East weather satellite caught a different view of Hurricane Florence.
Mangkhut could hit the Philippines' northeastern Cagayan province on Saturday.
In the Atlantic and northeast Pacific, they are known as hurricanes, while typhoon is the term used in Pacific Asia. By Sunday, the system should be losing energy somewhere south of the island.
However, it's not too late to prepare for Hurricane Florence - or any other storm that may move through Coweta County. Additionally, "inspectors have checked 150 drainage hotspots, and 200 slopes known to have caused problems in the past".
In general, wind shear is a measure of how the speed and direction of winds change with altitude. Though there now are no coastal watches or warnings, over the next couple days the disturbance could produce gusty winds and rain storms for Hispaniola and Jamaica.