Forecasters point out that Tropical Storm Florence is becoming a "better-organized" weather system that is likely to turn into a hurricane later on Saturday.
The National Hurricane Center said Florence will begin intensifying rapidly on Sunday and will become a major hurricane by Tuesday.
It is likely that life-threatening wave and wave conditions affect Bermuda and the East Coast of the United States over the weekend.
The storm was about 840 miles southeast of Bermuda and seemed to intensify
Experts say it could touch land from New England to the Carolinas
The Atlantic storm season seems to be in full swing with more storms lined up to come
Tropical Storms Florence and Helene, a tropical depression and a fourth minor disturbance march westward across the Atlantic Ocean
The center of the storm will approach the southeastern coast of the United States on Thursday after passing between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The US Navy UU He is making preparations this weekend for his ships in the Hampton Roads area to leave the harbor when Florence approaches the east coast.
The US Fleet Force Command UU He said the ships will be prepared before starting on Monday to avoid storm damage.
Admiral Christopher Grady said the decision was based on Florence's current route, which indicates that the area could see sustained high winds and storm surges.
Florence will generate waves that will affect the east coast this weekend
The storm is expected to pass between Bermuda and the Bahamas before reaching the US. UU
Wind speed seems to increase as the storm intensifies as it approaches the east coast of the USA. UU
The governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper, declared a state of emergency on Friday night.
Cooper says it's "too early" to know where the storm will go, but he says residents should use the weekend to prepare for the possibility of a natural disaster.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the border, in neighboring South Carolina, the governor declared a state of emergency on Saturday to give his state time to prepare for the possible arrival of Florence.
Governor Henry McMaster emphasized that there is no way to know when and where the storm will land or when evacuations will be called.
The Atlantic Ocean area where the storm is now is experiencing 30-foot-high waves
Ahead of Florence, a small tropical system was raining in Bermuda. Meteorologists do not expect it to become significant however
Storm alignment is a reminder that the deep tropics are at the height of the hurricane season
On Florence's heels, however, are Tropical Depression Nine and Tropical Storm Helene
McMaster spoke at the headquarters of the Emergency Management Division of South Carolina in West Columbia, about 10 miles from where the South Carolina-Georgia football game would start a few hours later.
He said he's not telling people to leave, just to prepare.
The National Hurricane Center said early Saturday that the storm is located some 840 miles southeast of Bermuda and is moving west at about 9 mph.
The storm has maximum sustained winds of around 65 mph with higher gusts.
While the exact path is still uncertain, an attack on the east coast of the USA. UU It is increasingly likely and could happen as early as Thursday
There is still a lot of uncertainty about which direction Florence will run