Isaac is now the 5th hurricane in the Atlantic

Isaac is now the 5th hurricane in the Atlantic

Gargantuan waves towering up to 83 feet were crashing within Hurricane Florence's sprawling reach early Wednesday as the Category 4 monster continued its ominous advance on the East Coast, experts said.

The forecast from the National Hurricane Center calls for Joyce to meander about the area that it just formed in for a couple of days and possibly become a full-fledged tropical storm.

Olivia's maximum sustained winds are about 60 miles per hour, after the storm weakened from Category 1 strength, forecasters said.

The hurricane is now moving north at around 20km/h, and was expected to slow down today, becoming a tropical storm. "This storm is extremely unsafe".

Tropical storm force winds from Isaac will pass through the Lesser Antilles, near Dominica and Martinique Thursday.

The Met Office assured that Tropical Storm Isaac poses no direct threat to Trinidad and Tobago as it continues to move away from the Lesser Antilles.

Having so many systems moving across the Atlantic at once also complicates forecasting because they influence one another, Blake said. Earlier forecasts showed that the storm was slated to directly hit around North and SC.


Tropical Storm Isaac was edging towards the Leeward Islands Thursday morning on a path that could bring the storm into the Cayman Islands area.

With the storm churning across the Atlantic with 140 miles per hour winds, hurricane watches and warnings include the homes of more than 5.4 million people on the East Coast.

There were two other systems in development Wednesday as well.

The storm is now around 530 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, and is moving west-northwest at 17 mph.

The storm is located about 1,350 miles south-southwest of the Azores, and it is moving north-northwest at 14 mph. Florence, the most ominous for USA residents, is expected to make landfall today.

Rain projections also increased, with some locations along the North Carolina coast now expected to get up to 40 inches.

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