A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Montserrat, St Kitts, Nevis, Saba and St Eustatius.
A spokesperson for The Weather Channel said: "Confidence in the forecast across Europe next week remains low due to increased tropical Atlantic activity". Persons located within these areas should take all necessary actions to protect life and property from rising water and the potential for other unsafe conditions.
Forecasters said Florence is expected to continue moving farther inland across the Carolinas through the weekend before turning toward the central Appalachian Mountains early next week.
"Outside the warning area, there will be blustery conditions with increasing amounts of cloud and rain". The storm surge, major flooding, and damaging winds extending well beyond the center of the storm could cause major damage to coastal communities. No storm watches or warnings have been issued for the Virgin Islands and the winds of Isaac are not expected to impact the territory.
"As Storm Helene clears, it will continue to be windy with some bright or sunny spells". Data supplied by the US National Hurricane Center suggest that the point of landfall will be near 38.8 N, 31.6 W. Helene is expected to bring 1-minute maximum sustained winds to the region of around 83 km/h (51 mph). Based on the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center, the earliest reasonable arrival of tropical storm force winds in SC is Thursday afternoon.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 120 miles per hour (195 km/h) with higher gusts.
Hurricane Florence, now a Category 2 storm, is slowly approaching the USA coast, and the storm's massive fury is on full display in video footage taken from the International Space Station. The depression is moving toward the west near 16 miles per hour (26 km/h), and this general motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days.
Gradual weakening is forecast during the next 72 hours.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1000 mb (29.53 inches). The water has the potential to reach the following heights above ground if peak surge occurs at the time of high tide...