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Florence, Isaac and Helene: Three hurricanes to watch in the tropics

Posted: 6:12 PM, Sep 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-10 16:14:43Z

Hurricane Florence is moving slowly in the Atlantic and intensified on Monday into a Category 4 hurricane.

It is projected to make landfall somewhere in North or South Carolina on Thursday as a major hurricane.

It may stall just inland and produce flooding rains also. South Florida will see large swells move into the area Wednesday through Friday.

Hurricane Helene is in the far eastern Atlantic and could strengthen more in the upcoming days. It will turn north and stay in the open Atlantic. It will not bother Florida.

Hurricane Isaac is forecast to begin weakening when it approaches the Lesser Antilles but is still expected to be at or near hurricane intensity when it reaches the islands, according to the National Hurricane Center.

System headed to the Gulf?

A tropical depression could form later this week when a trough currently over the northwestern Caribbean Sea moves over the western Gulf of Mexico. This has a 40 percent chance for development.