Hurricane Florence could wallop east coast in the coming days, forecasters say



National weather forecast for Thursday, September 6,

Janice Dean has your FoxCast.

Although Hurricane Florence seems to have his head in the direction of Bermuda early next week, forecasters say that it may impact east coast residents in the next few days.

But, they offer a generous portion of caution, it is too early to say.

“Given the large uncertainty in these times, it is much too early to speculate on what impact, if any, of Florence may have on the U.S. east coast next week,” meteorologist Dennis Feltgen, a spokesman for the National Hurricane Center, told Fox News by e-mail Thursday afternoon. “Florence is an excellent reminder that we are in the peak of the hurricane season, and those who are anywhere along the coast should ensure that they have a hurricane plan in place.”

Feltgen said that the hurricane was considered a Category 1 to 5 pm, Thursday; it had maximum sustained winds near 80 km / h with higher gusts.

Florence is the first major hurricane of the season, and is weakened, because of wind shear, but is likely to reintensify next week, if the Weather Channel reported.

Hurricane Florence can his head in the direction of the U.S. east coast. But it is too early to say, according to the forecasters.


Feltgen said Florence would begin to strengthen again in the late afternoon of Friday and into this weekend.

“An area of high pressure over the central Atlantic ocean, will be the bridge to the west and join with an existing high pressure near the east coast of the usa in the next few days,” AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski said. “This installation guide Florence on a west to northwesterly course into next week.”

There are no watches or warnings currently in effect for the U.S., as Fox News has previously reported.

The Weather Channel said it would probably begin to affect the east coast by this weekend.

Since 1851, as The Washington Post reported, 67 named storms have passed within 200 miles of Florence ‘ s current position, never hit the U.S. As Florence comes to America, it will be an outlier.

Frank Miles is a reporter and editor related geopolitical, military, crime, technology, and sports for His e-mail is

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