Scotland's 'danger to life' warning from Met Office over tropical storm

Hurricane Florence strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane Monday afternoon

The NHC at 11 a.m. on September 12 has issued warnings for Tropical Storm Isaac, which is still moving west about 420 miles east of the island of Martinique.

About halfway between Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Helene is the small but risky Tropical Storm Isaac, which was downgraded from hurricane status early this morning (Sept. 11).

The NHC is estimating that as many as 20 inches of rain could fall in some places along the southern North Carolina coast while bringing in excess of 10 inches of rain in parts of SC.

Aircraft data indicate that maximum sustained winds remain near 60 miles per hour (95 km/h) with higher gusts.

Florence, a potentially life-threatening Category 4 hurricane, is on track to make landfall in North Carolina or SC on Thursday (Sept. 13).

"Current indications are that (ex-) tropical storm Helene will approach Ireland's south coast during Tuesday".

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The mammoth waves were spotted early Wednesday in the storm's northeast quadrant, said the NHC's Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch, which has been documenting Florence's waves all week.

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.

Rainfall of 1 to 2 inches was expected to affect Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands with isolated areas receiving up to 4 inches. It's moving west at 16 miles per hour and should regain hurricane strength as it reaches the Lesser Antilles, the National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory.

Swells generated by Isaac are affecting portions of the Lesser Antilles.

In contrast, no coastal watches or warnings were in effect for Helene, but residents of the Azores were encouraged to monitor the storm.

Although Florence was downgraded from Category 4 status, it is still considered an extremely risky storm with maximum sustained winds near 125 miles per hour.

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