ORLANDO, Fla. — Tropical Depression Florence continue to soak parts much of the Carolinas with flooding rains tonight, and more activity is likely on Monday.
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Florence will continue moving towards the north tonight into portions of western North Carolina and Virginia. It will then move into the Ohio River Valley for the start of the week. An increase in storm motion is expected tonight and tomorrow.
Already rainfall amounts of 24-30 inches have been reported in eastern North Carolina, with more rain likely.
A Flash Flood Emergency was issued for portions of eastern North Carolina Friday with some locations exceeding 30 inches of rain.
Swells generated by Florence have been impacting the southeastern US, including Florida. While wave heights continue to drop, a high risk of rip currents will prevail.
The remnants of Isaac will continue to produce gusty winds and occasionally heavy rain while moving westward across the central and western Caribbean during the next few days. The system could reorganize over the next couple of days, but it has a low chance for redevelopment.
Elsewhere in the tropics, Helene became post-tropical Sunday morning. Helene is roughly 405 miles north of the Azores. This storm will not threaten the United States and it is moving away from the Azores. It will impact Ireland and the United Kingdom with wind and rain next.
Joyce continues to churn in the central Atlantic as a weak tropical depression. It is located 400 miles southwest of the Azores. It has winds of 35 mph, this storm will stay over open waters and it will become a remnant area of low pressure this week.
It is becoming more likely, the tropics will become much quieter over the next several days.
Hurricane season runs through Nov. 30.