The hurricane centre said it was still too early to predict its exact path.
The U.S. East Coast could be hit with a powerful hurricane next week as Tropical Storm Florence continues to strengthen as it moves toward the mainland, forecasters said Saturday.
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A photo taken from the International Space Station by astronaut Ricky Arnold shows Hurricane Florence over the Atlantic Ocean in the early morning hours of September 6, 2018.
Cruise ship passengers who planned on a warm-weather vacation but ended up in Atlantic Canada instead say they're disappointed about the last-minute change in plans, but they understand the need to put safety first. Some spots could see a half-foot of rain over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
The state of SC is preparing for some level of impact from Hurricane Florence, Gov. Henry McMaster announced Sunday.
Tropical storm Florence will strengthen to a hurricane on Sunday, forecasters predict, before it makes landfall on the United States east coast later this week.
The governors of both North and SC have declared states of emergency.
Since 1951, at least 67 named storms have passed within 200 nautical miles of where Florence has been travelling. Tropical storm force winds could be felt in Charlotte from this system.
Meanwhile, the remnants of what was Tropical Storm Gordon will soak portions of the Midwest and East on Saturday and into Sunday, likely leading to widespread and risky flooding.
Swells generated by Florence are affecting Bermuda and could cause risky rip currents and coastal flooding Saturday in areas including coastal DE and New Jersey, the National Weather Service said.