Officials have confirmed four deaths in North Carolina as a result of Hurricane Florence.
For this reason, all warnings and storm surveillance for the Lesser Antilles have been raised. Forecasters said another 1 1/2 feet could fall by the end of the weekend. This rainfall may cause risky flash flooding, N.H.C. said. The phenomenon is a rare one that took place only 11 times in the last 130 years.
"We do not anticipate experiencing any tropical storm or hurricane force winds, but we could experience rain and will be placed under a flash flood watch", said Governor Kenneth Mapp in a release issued late Thursday.
A mother and baby were killed when a tree fell on a house, according to a tweet from Wilmington police.
And the storm is heading straight for the United Kingdom, with landfall expected early next week. "I have no idea".
According to the latest Hurricane Florence satellite images, the massive storm is now heading towards North and SC and Virginia.
The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency said Wednesday that the territory is prepared for any further developments of Tropical Storm Isaac, as well as for the remainder of the hurricane season.
Stream gauges across the region showed water levels steadily rising, with forecasts calling for rivers to crest Sunday and Monday at or near record levels.
On the right side of this view is Helene, a Category 2 hurricane that will likely peter out in the Atlantic without making landfall, according to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), a division of NOAA.
Should this become a named system it would be called Joyce - assuming another area of interest in the Atlantic does not form first.
As of noon, Swansboro, North Carolina, had almost 31 inches of rain, Emerald Isle had over 23, and Wilmington and Goldsboro had about a foot.
People have been ordered to evacuate the Carolinas ahead of strong winds and heavy rain as the hurricane lands.
Tides associated with the disturbed weather could be higher than normal.
A Hurricane Hunter airplane flew through the remnants of the storm and was unable to find a well-defined center, the hurricane center said in a 5 a.m. Saturday advisory. That's enough to fill the Chesapeake Bay or cover the entire state of Texas with almost 4 inches (10 centimeters) of water, he calculated.