Hurricane Hermine made landfall in Florida's Gulf Coast in the early hours of Friday, bringing sustained winds of 80 mph and torrential rain along the coast, but has since been downgraded to a tropical storm.
The Weather Channel reported that heavy rain from Hermine will impact a swath from Florida to Georgia and the Carolinas, bringing tropical storm-force winds, isolated tornadoes, and storm surge.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott warned that the storm will bring downed trees and power outages, and urged people to stay indoors and make sure they have enough food, water and medicine for the next several days. more >>
It's official; Tropical Storm Hermine has been categorized as a full-fledged hurricane, and is forecast to hit Florida at midnight Thursday night. Experts say that Hermine is the first hurricane that will make landfall since 2005.
To quickly mobilize emergency help to affected counties, Governor Rick Scott has placed 51 counties in Florida under a state of emergency. He also advised residents and business owners to brace for dangerous winds and heavy rainfall. Forecasters from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said that Hermine will have winds up to 70 mph on Thursday.
Florida National Guard on close watch more >>
These are the latest updates for the weather disturbances looming Hawaii, North Carolina and Florida.
The National Hurricane Center announced a hurricane warning for Florida on Wednesday night. The warnings cover areas from Swanee River west to Mexico Beach. This warning is for residents to brace for the impact of Tropical Storm Hermine as it gains strengths while it passes over the Gulf of Mexico.
Path of Tropical Storm Hermine in Florida more >>
Two tropical weather systems are closely being monitored by weather forecasters as well as residents, business owners, and beachgoers along the shores of North Carolina's Outer Banks. These tropical disturbances could bring heavy rain during the final busy weeks of summer, dampening late vacation plans and various interests in the area.
Forecasters are on close watch for a first system that threatens to become a full-fledged storm before it moves along the coast of North Carolina. This will bring about strong winds and heavy rains to barrier islands found along popular beaches in the area.
The second system is located along the Gulf of Mexico and is forecast to hit the northern parts of Florida. This system could also strengthen into a storm later this week and could move towards the Atlantic coast. more >>
Tropical Depression Nine is set to hit the Gulf Coast with strong winds, heavy thunderstorm, and possible flooding late this week. This tropical depression has just developed along the south of Florida Sunday and now, it is moving in a northeastern path towards the Gulf Cost of the U.S. Nine was formerly known as Disturbance 99L.
Weather experts have been monitoring Nine since last week as it slowly developed in the region. Reports said that dry air, strong winds, and the movement of the depression along the mountainous Caribbean Islands have eased its development into a storm. More favorable factors have led to the development of the system into a depression on Sunday afternoon.
Nine could strengthen in Gulf of Mexico more >>
A possible tropical storm is around 400 miles off the shores of North Carolina. Weather experts are on their toes as slight changes could upgrade this tropical depression into a full-blown storm. This can affect the Outer Banks Sunday night. Meanwhile, residents located near the Gulf Coast were also warned for another possible weather disturbance.
Tropical Depression Eight
Experts call the disturbance Tropical Depression Eight. According to an update from the National Hurricane Center, it has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph and is travelling westward with a speed of 9 mph. Around 5 p.m., it was spotted 355 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras. more >>