HURRICANE CENTER: Florence may become threat to US East Coast

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Forecasts for Tropical Storm Florence have narrowed, and it's not the news residents of Bermuda and the U.S. East Coast were hoping for as the storm seems now more likely to hit the two countries Weather Channel reports.

As Tropical Storm Florence continued making its way toward the East Coast, North Carolina's governor issued a state of emergency.

Forecasters in the Baltimore region say any impacts here remain unclear. Wherever the storm goes, beach-goers could see some impacts as early as this weekend.

We are now in the climatological peak of hurricane season for the north Atlantic, and the ocean's temperatures have become much more conducive to storm production in recent weeks.

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The focus on Florence comes less than a day after Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall on the US Gulf Coast, leaving one child dead and ushering storms through Monday across the western South and the Midwest.

The storm is still undergoing some wind shear, however, it is maintaining its form.

Still, this storm could take a sharp curve to the north and head out sea, we have to acknowledge that this storm may directly hit the east coast.

Florence became the first major hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season this past Wednesday , reaching Category 4 status with maximum sustained winds peaking at 130 miles per hour.

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A more pressing concern locally this weekend will be potential coastal flooding in Flagler and St. Johns counties, the National Weather Service said. "Additional tropical waves farther to the east and southeast of Hurricane Florence could also develop into tropical systems", he concluded.

In 2017, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria wreaked a significant amount of damage, costing the government $200 billion, and claimed more than 100 lives.

Sustained winds have decreased from 130 miles per hour Wednesday when Florence was classified as a Category 4 hurricane.

The Emergency Measures Organisation is monitoring the storm's track.

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Tropical Storm Helene formed just west of Africa in the early morning hours of Saturday.