Tropical Storm Florence

Tropical Storm Florence 8/3/12

(8/4/12) With Tropical Storm Ernesto still on its way past the Dominican Republic another storm has reached sufficient strength to become a named storm. Tropical Storm Florence is clocking in with maximum sustained wind speeds of 50 mph.

No Coastal Watches or warnings in Effect

At this point Tropical Storm Florence is quite a ways from land. As seen from the image it will be several days before the storm gets anywhere near the DR. In the next day or two it is expected Florence will start moving in western heading building up strength so that it is expected to reach hurricane strength in the same period of time.

While it is pretty early to know for sure it is expected that Tropical Storm Florence will pass to the North of Puerta Rico and the Dominican Republic.