Hurricane Florence, the first major hurricane of the Atlantic season, weakened on Thursday afternoon to a Category 1 storm.
The hurricane is currently traveling to Bermuda at an estimated speed of 80 mph, as forecasters warn that it will likely strengthen again and pose a threat to the east coast of the United States.
The hurricane was marked as a Category 4 storm on Wednesday with maximum sustained winds at 130 mph. Forecasters predict that it will be strengthened to a category 3 for the weekend or early next week.
AccuWeather's hurricane expert, Dan Kottlowski, said: "A high-pressure area over the central Atlantic will join the west and join an existing high pressure near the east coast of the United States over the next few days.
& # 39; This configuration will guide Florence on a west-northwest course towards next week & # 39;
Hurricane Florence weakened Thursday afternoon to a Category 1 storm
The hurricane is currently traveling to Bermuda at an estimated speed of 80 mph. The previous Thursday, it was said that it was moving at 105 mph. Meteorologists warn that it could strengthen and pose a threat to the East Coast of the United States
Florence centered 1,295 miles east-southeast of Bermuda and advanced northwestward at 13 mph as of Wednesday afternoon.
The first hurricane of the Atlantic season is expected to cause life-threatening waves of waves and break current conditions in Bermuda by Friday, but forecasters said it was too early to say if it would touch land.
The National Hurricane Center said the waves in Florence could also reach the east coast early next week.
Weather Channel's hurricane expert, Greg Postel, warned people to keep checking the latest news about the major hurricane.
"A close encounter with the United States is not unrealistic next week," he tweeted.
If Florence keeps tracking to the US The hurricane may touch land from the Carolinas to New England on Wednesday, according to Accuweather.
Florence (abvove) was centered 1,295 miles east-southeast of Bermuda and moved northwest at 13 miles per hour on Wednesday afternoon
The National Hurricane Center said the waves from Florence could also reach the east coast early next week.
Florence is expected to cause life-threatening waves and break current conditions in Bermuda by Friday, but forecasters said it was too early to say whether it would reach land.
The National Hurricane Center said that despite the weakening in the coming days, Florence is expected to remain a powerful hurricane early next week.
As Hurricane Florence strengthened on Wednesday, tropical storm Gordon weakened and dropped heavy rains that threatened to cause flooding in several southern states.
Gordon made landfall Tuesday night near the Alabama-Mississippi border with winds close to the force of hurricanes.
A two-year-old girl died when a tree fell in a mobile home in Pensacola, Florida, as the storm caused heavy rains and flooding in western Florida and the Alabama coast.