Florence Downgraded To Tropical Storm; Expected To Strengthen To Major Hurricane By Tuesday

By  //  September 7, 2018

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winds reaching 65 mph

National Hurricane Center has downgraded Florence to a tropical storm on Friday after the latest report shows winds have dipped down to 65 mph. (NHC Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – National Hurricane Center has downgraded Florence to a tropical storm on Friday after the latest report shows winds have dipped down to 65 mph.

However, meteorologists expect Florence to regain strength as it moves through more favorable conditions in the Atlantic and become a major hurricane (Category 3 or above) by Tuesday.

Florence is continuing to move to west at 8 mph.

A west-northwestward motion with an increase in forward speed is forecast over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean early next week, according to the National Hurricane Center.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

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