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Saturday evening Tropics check (09/08/2018)

Future tropical disturbance (09/08/2018)
tropical disturbance (09/08/2018)
Tropical Storm Isaac track (09/08/2018)
Tropical Storm Isaac (09/08/2018)
Tropical Storm Helene track (09/08/2018)
Tropical Storm Helene (09/08/2018)
Tropical Storm Florence track (09/08/2018)
Tropical Storm Florence  (09/08/2018)
Named storms (09/08/2018)
Named storms (09/08/2018)
Posted at 5:51 PM, Sep 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-08 14:29:26-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- The Atlantic Basin continues to show quite a bit of activity with three names storms, and two disturbances. 

Tropical Storm Florence is now about 800 miles southeast of Bermuda with sustained winds of 70 mph. This storm is expected to continue moving in a west to northwest direction through next week. 

Florence is expected to become a hurricane once again, with the potential to reach "major hurricane" status within the next two days. Those on the southeast U.S. coast should remain weather aware. The Big Bend and parts of South Georgia do not look to receive direct impacts from this, but breezier winds could be possible.

Tropical Storm Helene is still in the far east Atlantic, about 200 miles southeast of Praia in the Cape Verde Islands. Winds are sustained at 60 mph.

Helene is forecast to strengthen a bit as it moves over warmer waters with less wind shear. Overall, the storm looks to continue moving in a westward direction before turning more to the north. Right now, this disturbance appears to remain over the open Atlantic.

Tropical Storm Isaac formed earlier Saturday afternoon. This storm is about 1600 miles east of the Windward Islands. Winds are sustained at 40 mph, with a slow west movement, about 7 mph. 

On the forecast track, Isaac looks to move in a westward direction, reaching the Windward Islands by late next week. It's too soon to determine what impact, if any, Isaac will have as is moves through the Caribbean Sea and beyond.

One area of disturbed weather continues to sit near Bermuda, but is in an environment of high wind shear. Because of this, the five day formation for this area of low pressure is only at 10%

The second disturbance has yet to form, but in the next few days, a non-tropical area of low pressure is expected to form in the northeast Atlantic Ocean, several hundred miles west southwest of the Azores. This has a 20% chance of formation in the next five days.