"Isaac has become less organized and is now a weak Tropical Storm".
From the Ocracoke Inlet to the North Carolina-Virginia border and from the South Santee River to North Myrtle Beach, the NHC forecast that water could rise as high as 6 feet. That's out in open ocean, where waves are much larger than those reaching the coast as storm surge.
We'll continue to monitor Florence, but as far as our weather is concerned, all of the storm is expected to stay south of our region through the weekend.
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A unsafe Hurricane Florence is steadily making its way to the U.S. East Coast.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles from the center. Strengthening is forecast through Wednesday.
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Meteorologists have given Hurricane Florence, which is now heading towards the U.S., a category four level strength, meaning the storm could cause major structural damage costing millions.
President Donald Trump declared states of emergency for North and SC and Virginia, opening the way for federal aid. The storm, which just days earlier had been a hurricane, weakened significantly as it approached the the Lesser Antilles and passed with little notice in the USVI, stirring some winds and bringing some hit-or-miss showers to the territory but little else.
Isaac is forecast to move into the eastern Caribbean Sea on Thursday, and then move across the eastern and central Caribbean Sea through Saturday, the hurricane center said.
The storm is now around 530 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, and is moving west-northwest at 17 mph.
Residents on the Carolina coast are finding empty gas pumps and depleted store shelves as they flee a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence. The storm is expected to slow down and possibly stall near or over the coast on Friday.
Hurricane Helene is travelling through the Atlantic at the moment and once she gets here, she'll have enough rain and wind for everyone.