A Hurricane Hunter airplane flew through the remnants of the storm and was unable to find a well-defined center, the hurricane center said in a 5 a.m. Saturday advisory. Maximum sustained winds Friday morning were near 35 miles per hour with higher gusts. The government of France has discontinued the Tropical Storm Watch for St. Martin, and the government of St. Maarten has discontinued the Tropical Storm Watch for St. Maarten.
At 5 a.m. Thursday, Hallstrom said, "currently out the window it looks like just another day in Nevis".
"Overcast with moderate to heavy rain for south-west England, Wales, Ireland, north-west England and Scotland with fresh to strong and gusty southerly winds through the afternoon and evening".
"Florence is moving toward the west near 13 miles per hour". This general motion is forecast to continue today with a decrease in forward speed over the Caribbean Sea.
"Hurricane Joyce is also in the Atlantic so we need to see how those two systems are going to move around each other because that could have an impact". Although the storm is expected to weaken, it has followed a wavering path and could still pose a threat to Cayman early next week.
The western Caribbean disturbance near the Yucatan will move more toward Mexico and Texas, with a medium chance of becoming a tropical depression or maybe even a weak tropical storm in the next several days (but not soon). This rainfall may cause unsafe flash flooding, N.H.C. said.
All watches and warnings that had been issued on neighboring islands were canceled Thursday.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency warned that storm surge watches and warnings are active for the entire North Carolina coast and parts of SC.
Some coastal flooding is possible in areas of onshore winds. "Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves", the NHC added. "Weakening is forecast to begin by the middle of the week as Isaac approaches the Lesser Antilles".
The NHC said Helene could bring up to 4 inches of rain to the Azores and isolated amounts up to 8 inches, as well as life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.