Florence becomes a hurricane in the Atlantic

Satellite image of Hurricane Florence on September 4, 2018. (Photo; WWAY)

MIAMI (AP/WWAY) — Hurricane Florence has formed far out over the Atlantic, where it doesn’t currently pose a threat to any land for now.

The storm’s maximum sustained winds Tuesday morning are near 75 mph. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm is expected to start weakening beginning Thursday.

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Florence is centered about 1,240 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands and is moving west-northwest near 12 mph.

Florence is the third hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season.

Since it’s still very far away from the area, it is unclear at this time whether it will have any impact on our weather. You can get the latest tropical update in the WWAY Hurricane Center.