Hurricane Earl Path August 31: Could Hit US Coast Soon (Videos)
Hurricane Earl's Projected Path is Still Uncertain, But The National Hurricane Center Has Been Tracking The Storm, Which Could Hit the Carolinas by Friday
Hurricane Earl is still a category 4 storm, with powerful winds up to 135 mph.
Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands were able to feel the force of Hurricane Earl as it passed through that area Monday night, and although the storm is now heading back out to sea, it could hit the Carolinas by Friday September 3.
The National Hurricane Center has issued a public advisory, alerting the residents of the Carolinas and those north along the coast to New England that they should monitor the progress of Hurricane Earl very closely as a hurricane watch could be issued at any time.
A tropical storm warning is in effect for the Turks and Caicos Islands.
It is expected that the Turks and Caicos Islands will begin to experience tropical storm conditions by Tuesday afternoon.
A tropical storm watch is in effect for the Southeastern Bahamas.
RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE STILL POSSIBLE FOR PORTIONS OF THE U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS AND PUERTO RICO TODAY. THESE RAINS COULD CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUDSLIDES. RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM OF 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED FOR THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS AND FOR THE TURK AND CAICOS ISLANDS.
Hurricane Earl's Projected Path August 31: