BLOG: The tropics are active

Posted at 12:19 PM, Sep 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-09 13:19:17-04

The peak for the Atlantic basin hurricane season is tomorrow, September 10th. As you can see from the image above, we have three named storms over the Atlantic Ocean. Typical for this month as plenty of thunderstorms are moving off the west coast of Africa and the water is very warm.

Of course, all eyes are on Florence that could make landfall over the coast of North Carolina by the end of this next week as a big hurricane with winds over 100 mph. You can see the model tracks and the official forecast from the National Hurricane Center above. As Florence moves along, it could max out as a category 4 storm with winds over 140 mph.

If you know of friends or family along the east coast in that area, precautions need to be taken now.

We also have Tropical Storm Isaac and Helene on the heels of Florence. Helene looks to eventually turn north (which is good), but Isaac might continue heading due west and go between South America and Puerto Rico.