Incredible astronaut photos show hurricanes swirling in the Atlantic

Florence expected to become hurricane, heading to southeast US

"On the forecast track, the center of Florence will move over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas Tuesday and Wednesday and approach the coast of SC or North Carolina on Thursday".

Forecasters are also tracking two more hurricanes that have formed to the east of Florence: Hurricane Helene, which strengthened to a Category 2 storm off the west coast of Africa today, and Hurricane Isaac, a Category 1 storm now located roughly halfway between Florence and Helene.

"That scenario has a high probability of occurring in North Carolina and Virginia and possibly portions of neighboring states in the Southeast, Appalachians and mid-Atlantic late this week and this coming weekend", Sosnowski added. However, the entire east coast is warned to be on high alert in case the storm's path further shifts, and of course, the impacts will expand far beyond the storm's initial landfall.

Where is the hurricane now?

Meanwhile, Hurricane Florence was 580 miles south, south east of Bermuda with winds of 115 mph and strengthening into a major storm. The storm's winds had increased to 130 miles per hour on Monday.

"The center of Florence will move over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas Tuesday and Wednesday, and approach the southeastern coast of the United Sates on Thursday", the NHC said.

The NHC issued a warning Monday morning, explaining when powerful gusts may approach.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles.

What else should I know?

The states of North and SC and Virginia - all potentially in Florence's crosshairs - have already issued emergency declarations to help speed preparations.

Gov. Henry McMaster has issued an evacuation order for SC as the area prepares for Hurricane Florence's possible landfall.

Florence, a Category 4 hurricane, is expected to make landfall in SC or North Carolina on Thursday.

Camp Lejeune says in a statement that it's urging personnel to prepare now, and will open shelters on the base if necessary.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Isaac is holding steady in strength over the Atlantic as it heads westward.

The hurricane's impacts could range from a strong storm surge to flooding from torrential rainfall and hurricane-force winds.

Authorities in coastal towns have told residents to pick up sandbags and in North Carolina they are already preparing bulldozers and chain saws in case they are needed in any future clean-up and rescue operations.

UNC Wilmington started its "a voluntary evacuation for students" at noon Monday and said on its website that classes will be canceled. This has every chance of being a historic landfalling hurricane for the North Carolina coastline should the track remain unchanged.

The 2018 hurricane season lasts until November 30.

It said that maximum sustained winds are near 75 miles per hour with higher gusts and that additional strengthening is expected over the next day or two.

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