Tropical storm Florence could become hurricane, hit East Coast

Tropical Depressions Eight and Nine looking to become next named storms

TROPICS: Florence to become a hurricane today; TD 9 strengthening

Governors in both SC and Virginia declared a state of emergency Saturday to give their states time to prepare for the possible arrival of the storm.

Tropical Storm Florence continued to get stronger as it moved toward the U.S. Southeast early Sunday, Sept. 9, with forecasters predicting it will become "a risky major hurricane" by Monday.

Tropical storm Florence is expected to approach the U.S. East Coast next week.

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Tropical Storm Florence is predicted to regain hurricane strength today but Bermuda should be spared severe winds. Maximum sustained winds are now at 65 miles per hour and the storm is moving west at 9 miles per hour southeast of Bermuda. This kind of model agreement is plenty reason enough to start sounding the alarm for the millions of people along the East Coast who may be impacted by the storm.

Ralph Northam (D) has declared a state of emergency in anticipation of possible effects of Tropical Storm Florence. The first graphic below shows the National Hurricane Center's current projected track for Florence, which I overlaid with current sea surface temperatures.

State agencies are working closely with localities to identify any needs in advance of the storm, and to pre-position resources where they will be most effective.

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"While it's still too early to know the storm's path, we know we have to be prepared", Gov. Cooper said.

Additionally, Northam asked Virginians "to monitor forecasts and make their own preparations" since the storm could bring flooding, risky storm surge and damaging winds.

In its 8 a.m. advisory on Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Florence, which had weakened a bit due to wind shear, is rebounding as predicted. The consensus track from the National Hurricane Center increasingly is showing a likelihood of a landfall along the southeast United States coast. The favorable environmental conditions are expected along the path of this developing tropical cyclone and the system should become a hurricane during the early or middle part of next week. She is only registering maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour at the moment.

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“Bermuda should remain outside the radius of tropical storm force winds and the only significant impact is expected to be rough to very rough southeasterly swells which could create hazardous rip currents, especially along the South Shore.”. The storm is 1,540 miles east of the Windward Islands.

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