Severe weather predicted as powerful Atlantic storm heads for Ireland

Severe weather predicted as powerful Atlantic storm heads for Ireland

The storm remained a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles from the center. Although this tropical storm will not be near Arkansas and Oklahoma, you may have family or friends that are in the risky path.

At 5 a.m. Thursday, Hallstrom said, "currently out the window it looks like just another day in Nevis".

Florence is now 485 miles from Wilmington, North Carolina.

Gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, but Olivia is expected to remain a tropical storm as it moves over the main Hawaiian Islands.

The Hurricane Centre says Isaac is almost completely devoid of deep convection at the moment and is not trackable in radar data from Guadeloupe and Martinique.

The Met Office said it would continue to closely monitor the progress of Isaac and would update the public as needed. Rainfall totals of 2 to 3 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 4 inches are possible across the south-central portion of the Dominican Republic, southwest Haiti and Jamaica.

More news: States Prepare for ‘Storm of a Lifetime’ as Hurricane Florence Looms

With Hurricane Florence, numerous coastline will see water levels from the storm surge rise over 3 feet, with some families seeing over 9 feet of water near their homes. This rainfall may cause unsafe flash flooding.

"According to the IPMA's forecast, it is likely that the western islands [Flores and Corvo] should begin to feel the effects of the storm from Saturday afternoon".

While one man concluded: 'We are about to get pounded, but since we have absolutely no control over it, all you can do is laugh, and pray for the best'.

In North Carolina, a storm-surge pushed floodwater miles inland.

"The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast in areas of onshore winds, where the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves", the NHC said. Fountain says most storms are an inconvenience, "but Hurricane Florence will be a life-changing event for many people here in the Carolinas".

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