4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches Carolinas

Video Dominica's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit- CMC

Video Dominica's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit- CMC

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 miles per hour with higher gusts.

The NHC at 11 a.m. on September 12 has issued warnings for Tropical Storm Isaac, which is still moving west about 420 miles east of the island of Martinique. As Hurricane Florence traveled across the ocean, its winds basically pile up water that is higher than the ordinary level of the sea.

Tropical Storm Joyce is essentially churning in the central Atlantic not doing much.

The NHC said, "A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 24 to 36 hours".

At 5 p.m. Tuesday, the center of the tropical storm was located approximately 916 miles east-southeast of St. Croix near 14.6 degrees North, 51.3 west.

A NOAA Hurricane Hunter plane that investigated the oncoming Tropical Storm Isaac Wednesday evening and found that the system has weakened a bit, according to the National Weather Service.

The waves are produced by being trapped along with incredibly strong winds moving in the same direction as the storm's motion. "This rainfall may cause life-threatening flash floods". Still, the system is forecast to bring heavy rains to the Coastal Bend. Tropical-storm force winds extend outward to 105 miles from the center.

Florence is now churning through the Atlantic, only a few hundred miles off the coast of Wilmington, N.C.

But that hasn't stopped the territory from preparing for the worst.

Weather watchers will have their eyes on the skies in the coming days as Hurricane Helene creeps closer to the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

Helene is a category 1 hurricane and one of four active storms in the Atlantic as the hurricane season reaches its peak.

The National Hurricane Center said Florence will eventually break up over the southern Appalachians and make a right hook to the northeast, its rainy remnants moving into the mid-Atlantic states and New England by the middle of next week.