Tropical Storm Isaac Continues To Lose Steam As To Pushes Towards Caribbean

Hurricane Florence Won’t Be The Last To Hit The US This Season As More Form In Its Wake

Based on the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center, the earliest reasonable arrival of tropical storm force winds in SC is Thursday afternoon.

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

In its 11 a.m. Thursday update, the National Hurricane Center said satellite imagery indicated that Isaac remains a poorly organized tropical cyclone, with the low-level center mostly exposed during the past several hours.

Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Martinique, Dominica, and Guadeloupe.

After forecast models showed steering currents collapsing as the storm nears the Carolina coast Tuesday, forecasters shifted the track slightly south. Across Puerto Rico and the southern U.S. Virgin Islands 1 to 2 inches of rainfall, with isolated amounts up to 4 inches, is anticipated.

The storm was more than 400 miles off the coast Wednesday, and had winds in the 130 mph range, the National Hurricane Center reported.

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Sea conditions around Barbados are forecast to deteriorate later today and will continue into Thursday with swells expected to peak near 3.5 metres in open water.

Isaac a little weaker and continues to lose organisation as it moves westward.

Of the Atlantic's two active hurricanes - Florence and Helene - Florence posed the greatest threat to land, as it neared the Carolinas and Virginia as a Category 3 hurricane. Maximum sustained winds Friday morning were near 35 miles per hour with higher gusts.

By the time it reaches the Azores, it is expected to have slowed down and be re-classified as a tropical storm.

According to the latest Hurricane Florence satellite images, the massive storm is now heading towards North and SC and Virginia.

Hurricane Helene remains a Category 1 hurricane with maximum winds of 90 miles per hour. Another system began forming near Hurricane Florence and was forecast at a 20 percent chance of formation over five days.