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WE’RE NEXT! Storm Helene BATTERS Azores as Britain braces for impact

WE’RE NEXT! Storm Helene BATTERS Azores as Britain braces for impact

"However, upper-level winds are forecast to become a little more conducive for development, and a tropical depression could still form Thursday or Friday before the system reaches the western Gulf Coast".

Tropical storm watches were in effect Tuesday for Antigua, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis.

At 800 AM AST (1200 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Isaac was located near latitude 14.4 North, longitude 54.1 West. Isaac is moving toward the west near 15 miles per hour (24 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue through the weekend. "Storm surge and hurricane watches could be issued for portions of these areas by Tuesday morning", the NHC said, adding that at 11:00 a.m.

Several models continue to show the system moving further south, into Mexico, as opposed to Texas.

Officials were warning residents in the Cayman Islands to keep monitoring Tropical Storm Isaac Friday evening, after the unpredictable cyclone regained strength.




The public is encouraged to continue monitoring the Met Office via its social media accounts and website at www.metoffice.gov.tt for updates.

The enormous waves were recorded in the northeast quadrant of the hurricane, which is the strongest area of the storm. Its winds were down to 45 miles per hour (75 kph). Though there now are no coastal watches or warnings, over the next couple days the disturbance could produce gusty winds and rain storms for Hispaniola and Jamaica. Still, the system is forecast to bring heavy rains to the Coastal Bend.

Helene is now in the Atlantic Ocean following behind Hurricane Florence, which was expected to hit the eastern coast of the United States late Thursday or early Friday.

Florence was seen as a major test for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which was heavily criticized as slow and unprepared past year for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, where the death toll was put at almost 3,000.

Tropical storm-force winds extend outward from the eye of the storm up to 160 miles, forecasters said.