Tropical Activity Amps Up

posted by Alan McBride - 

As the Atlantic hurricane season moves toward its statistical peak of activity, Sept. 10, the tropics are showing more signs of a deepening activity.

In the open Atlantic Ocean, Florence became a major hurricane Wednesday, achieving Category 4 status.

There are no watches or warnings posted for Florence, though residents of Bermuda are being advised to keep an eye on it.

Forecasters are also declining to rule out an eventual impact on the Atlantic coast.

Weather officials are also keeping their eyes on a system that is moving off the coast of Africa into the Atlantic. 

That system shows a near-certain chance for development into a tropical cyclone over the next five days.

If so, that system would be named Helene.

Forecasters also say that another weather system coming off the African coast could become the named storm Isaac.

The impacts these systems could have on Florida is unknown at this time, though Floridians are being advised by authorities to keep an eye on their progress.

Hurricane season lasts until November 30.


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