Hurricane Helene heading towards the United Kingdom, bringing chances of gale force winds

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At 11 a.m., Tropical Storm Isaac, carrying maximum sustained winds near 70 miles per hour, was located about 775 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and was moving towards the west at 16 miles per hour.

Meanwhile, Isaac is a tropical storm that will eventually die out as it moves closer to the Yucatán Peninsula, according to Bridges. This general motion is forecast to continue today with a decrease in forward speed as it gets over the Caribbean Sea.

Speaking of Florence, by the 5PM update Thursday, Hurricane Florence remains a Category 2 with winds sustained at 105 miles per hour.

"Regardless of development, heavy rainfall and gusty winds are expected across portions of northeastern Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana on Friday and Saturday", the hurricane center said.

Tropical Storm Joyce formed late on Thursday and is never expected to affect land.

All eyes are on Hurricane Florence and its path toward the Carolinas, but other hurricanes and tropical storms are brewing as well.

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Often the greatest threat from a hurricane is the storm surge. Flash flooding is possible over low-lying and flood-prone areas.

There is increased fear that Florence "will slow considerably or stall, leading to a prolonged and exceptionally heavy and unsafe rainfall event Friday-Sunday", the NHC said Tuesday.

"This storm will bring destruction to North Carolina", Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday morning.

The Met Office said that the storm's exact course was uncertain but very strong winds are expected, initially for parts of southwest England and west Wales, then later southwest Scotland and the southeast...

Meteorologist at the Met Office Emma Smith said: "Helene is moving up from the Atlantic towards us". The storm is expected to slow down and possibly stall near or over the coast on Friday.

The National Weather Service says more than 10 million residents in three states are under a storm watch or warning because of Hurricane Florence. Of course, the size and strength of the storm surge depends on the size and strength of the hurricane-but Hurricane Florence is absolutely massive, and its storm surge is likely to be on the same scale.