Met Office: Isaac now a weak tropical storm

Ismael LynchSep 14, 2018

It said that the storm, which was located at 775 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, had maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour.

In the image, Hurricane Helene and Hurricane Isaac can be seen circling the Atlantic Ocean while Storm 95L is on a collision course for the Caribbean.

The government of the Netherlands has discontinued the Tropical Storm Watch for Saba and St. Eustatius. No coastal watches or warnings were in effect.

Tornadoes: Tornadoes will be possible along and to the right of the track of Florence, especially in South Carolina, Saturday & Sunday.

Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches with isolated amounts up to 6 inches across Martinique, Dominica, and Guadeloupe, especially over elevated terrain.

Meteorologists have given Hurricane Florence, which is now heading towards the United States, a category four level strength, meaning the storm could cause major structural damage costing millions.

The hurricane center is giving the system a 50 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression or storm within the next five days. Its winds could approach Category 5 strength, which means winds of 157 miles per hour (253 kph) or higher. Damaging winds, floods, high surf and storm surge are still possible.

A Met Office warning of strong winds has been issued for south west Scotland.

On another barrier island just below the Bogue Banks, Steve Harrigan reported live from North Topsail Beach, where visitors and residents were largely heeding warnings from Gov. Roy Cooper (D-N.C.) to evacuate. A faraway system, about 600 miles southwest of the Azores, also looks likely to form some time Wednesday, head to the southwest over the next two days, then turn to the northeast. following Helene's path.

The Homeland Security Department is pushing back against a Democratic U.S. senator's claim that the Trump administration transferred almost $10 million from the government's disaster relief agency to immigration enforcement.

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