The Center projects wind speed will continue to increase, potentially elevating Florence to a Category 5.
"That's how the atmosphere works", he said.
Hurricane and Storm Surge Watches have been issued for the east coast of the United States from Edisto Beach, South Carolina northward to the North Carolina-Virginia border, including the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds.
Rainfall is largely expected to be 15 to 20 inches over the same area, producing flash flooding. He described the storm as "extremely large and risky".
"There will be prolonged and exceptionally heavy rainfall event as this gets inland", said Feltgen.
This week, most major USA airlines are waiving change fees for passengers whose plans change because they are flying to or from cities in the path of Hurricane Florence. President Donald Trump tweeted Monday evening. Rescuers will not be able to reach you during the storm.
"It's not just the coast", Graham said. It's like a person: they all have their personalities....
"We want to be sure everybody's safe". Extremely risky hurricane-force winds could batter coastal locations Thursday into Friday. A total of 26 deaths were caused by Fran, 14 of which occurred in North Carolina. As you can see, the earliest time that tropical storm winds are now expected in the Carolinas, according to the National Hurricane Center, is Wednesday night. When storms of that magnitude hit the lower 48 states, they usually travel through the warmer waters of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico and rarely make landfall so far north up the eastern Atlantic coast.
Many newcomers have moved to the coast in the almost 19 years since the last strong hurricane - Floyd - threatened the area.
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The alerts also mean risky storm surges are likely along the coast and heavy, sustained rains could cause life-threatening flooding inland, the National Hurricane Center warned.
Florence isn't travelling alone.
As of Tuesday morning, hurricane force winds were extending up to 40 miles from the storm's center and "tropical storm force winds" were showing up as far away as 150 miles, said the National Weather Service. Hurricanes Helene and Isaac are not expected to hit the USA mainland.
Behind Isaac, Helene has strengthened with maximum sustained winds estimated to be at 110 miles per hour.
"It's right on target".
After last year's busy and devastating hurricane season, these islands will be watching Isaac's track closely.
"It's as simple as that", he said.
"We are hoping for the best and preparing for the worst", Hogan said.