Florence pours on the rain in the Carolinas, swelling rivers

The clouds within the red square are the outer bands of Hurricane Helene

Hurricane and tropical storm watches have been posted for several Caribbean islands as a weakening Tropical Storm Isaac continues its trek toward the Leeward and Windward Islands.

A spokeswoman said: "Basically Helene is in the Atlantic at the moment and is crossing the Atlantic and is expected to track towards the UK".

At least four people have died, including a mother and baby killed when a tree fell on a house in Wilmington. Tropical depressions are organized systems but with sustained wind speeds less than 39 miles per hour. More than 60 people had to be rescued in another town as a cinderblock motel collapsed at the height of the storm's fury. The storm is expected to slow down and possibly stall near or over the coast on Friday.

Florence, which was downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane overnight, officially made landfall near Wrightsville Beach shortly before 7:45 a.m.

Important to note is that this disturbance, now dubbed "Invest 95L" by the National Hurricane Center, is now nothing more than a disorganized cluster of showers and storms.

Accuweather meteorologists said the storm's most likely path would take it toward the southern or central Texas coast, though they and others cautioned the forecast could change quickly.

Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are different names for the same type of giant tropical storms that form in oceans near the Americas and Asia.

Hurricanes are known for strong winds and the potential to bring heavy rainfall - but do you understand the workings of the meterological phenonema? At that time, Isaac is expected to be a tropical storm with top winds of 50 miles per hour.

"We could get some rain and gusty winds".

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.

North Carolina alone is forecast to get 9.6 trillion gallons (36 trillion liters), enough to cover the Tar Heel state to a depth of about 10 inches (25 centimeters).

Some predictions cautioned not to rule out the possibility of Isaac restrengthening as it passes over the warm western Caribbean waters into the equally warm Gulf of Mexico.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple launches its most expensive mass-produced iPhone | Articles | Chief Technology Officer
Sep 15, 2018 - 21:55
Carphone Warehouse has a handy tool on its site which allows you to check if you're eligible for an upgrade to the iPhone XS Max. The user can buy second iPhone that can range from iPhone 8 to iPhone XS max that will get amortized credits worth $700.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Big Match Focus: Tottenham v Liverpool
Sep 15, 2018 - 17:30
But of course the game Saturday will be completely different. We all have to make constantly the best of what we've got". They're a very good team, but we are as well.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hurricane Florence makes landfall in Carolinas, threatens catastrophic flood
Sep 14, 2018 - 22:26
Kottyan said they will decide whether to keep some employees on site as Florence's path becomes more clear. On social media, people caught in the storm are posting dramatic videos of flooding and high winds.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cayman urged to watch Tropical Storm Isaac as path waivers
Sep 14, 2018 - 21:38
Isaac is expected to produce up to 3 inches of rain, with isolated maximum totals of up to 5 inches, across southeast Puerto Rico. Florence, however, continues to threaten the east coast as a fierce storm that could trigger flooding as far south as Georgia.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tottenham v Liverpool: Klopp to stay top with Wembley win
Sep 14, 2018 - 20:04
I don't know exactly what it means but to focus on one competition can only be if maybe you are already out of the competition almost .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Paul Manafort will plead guilty, forfeit many assets in special counsel probe
Sep 14, 2018 - 19:11
The discovery of his witness contacts led to a superseding indictment in June and Manafort's jailing ahead of his trial. The court then changed Manafort's scheduled appearance later in the morning to an arraignment and plea hearing.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Del Potro falls in US Open, but being back is his reward
Sep 14, 2018 - 19:09
That pressure told in game eight, leaving Djokovic needing just a regulation hold to claim a superbly crafted third US Open title. Djokovic said: "I felt like I was so close to the desired level, and then I just completely underplayed that match".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sean McVay's locker room speech, Marcus Peters earns game ball
Sep 12, 2018 - 17:25
He never showed up for an OTA, he never showed up for training camp, and it was obvious he wasn't going to show up for the season. Mack was holding out over a contract dispute, which many can argue he rightfully deserved, but the Raiders brass disagreed.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Luis Enrique’s Spain routs Croatia in Nations League
Sep 12, 2018 - 15:46
He's a key part of Luis Enrique's Spain team and has returned the confidence shown in him by his coach. However, the Asturian coach says Barca's Lionel Messi is still the best player in the world.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Support for Russia's Ruling Party Slips in Regional Elections Amid Pension Protests
Sep 12, 2018 - 15:28
United Russia also lost ground to the Communist Party and LDPR in some areas in weekend elections to regional parliaments. In Moscow, police opened two criminal probes over violence against representatives of the authorities, the monitor said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top US would be near recession now if Democrats won in 2016
Sep 12, 2018 - 14:59
The former president said Trump is "a symptom, not the cause" of the divisiveness plaguing USA politics. Trump responded to the speech at the top of a fundraiser in Fargo, North Dakota not long after.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple will livestream its iPhone event on Twitter for the first time
Sep 12, 2018 - 13:31
However, there are reports that Apple might push the launch of AR devices to next year so this might just be a grey area. The pricing were based on then import duty of 15 percent on fully built iPhone models and dollar was trading at Rs 65.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Form Marcus Rashford Reminds United Fans What He Can Do
Sep 12, 2018 - 12:45
Everybody has got to play a part in that but the clubs own the player and they have got to do the right thing for themselves. We want to have an environment that's demanding because that's the only way we can keep raising the standards.

Leaks suggest incoming iPhone Xc, iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Plus
Sep 11, 2018 - 18:35
Of course, there's always the possibly of a shocking "One more thing", but true shocks are no longer easy for Apple to pull off. Kuo reiterates that the next iPad Pros , which might be announced alongside the three rumored iPhones, will have Face ID.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Did Marcus Mariota get injured on a dirty hit against the Dolphins?
Sep 11, 2018 - 15:34
Lightning forced a halt again midway through the third quarter, and the second stoppage lasted just over two hours. This has been an absolutely disastrous opening Sunday for Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota .