Tropical storm strengthens

Tropical Storm Florence strengthened slightly as it churned in the Atlantic Wednesday.

BY HEATHER MOYER | BALTIMORE | September 6, 2006


Tropical Storm Florence strengthened slightly as it churned in the Atlantic Wednesday.

Florence became the sixth storm of the 2006 Atlantic season Tuesday when it strengthened out of the tropical depression phase.

National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecasters says the storm now has winds of 50 miles per hour and could strengthen more in the next 24 hours. Florence is currently 800 miles east of the Northern Leeward Islands.

The storm formed during the holiday weekend. Florence is now moving west-northwest at 13 miles per hour. While it is still too early to forecast the exact landfall track of Florence, the NHC five-day forecast track shows Florence as possibly being well east the coast of South Carolina by early Monday.

Right now Florence's tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 290 miles.


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