Four storms swirling in Atlantic as Tropical Storm Joyce forms

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The Met Office assured that Tropical Storm Isaac poses no direct threat to Trinidad and Tobago as it continues to move away from the Lesser Antilles.

The remnants could impact the D.C. area next Tuesday. Mid September is peak hurricane season and it's not unusual to have multiple storms in the ocean at the same time.

The forecasters also cautioned that rainfall accumulations of 2-4 inches are possible from Thursday into Friday.

All watches and warnings that had been issued on neighboring islands were canceled Thursday. Tropical-storm-force winds are between 39 and 73 miles per hour.

The Met Office issued two "yellow" alerts on Friday as the storm began creeping towards south-western corners of the United Kingdom and the tip of Ireland. Olivia should weaken through Tuesday but remain a strong tropical storm when it reaches the Hawaiian Islands.

11 AM 9/12 FLORENCE UPDATE: Not much change in the strength or expected track of Florence.

Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa said he hoped the effects of the storm would be limited.

Mapp, who spoke with the National Weather Service and Virgin Islands Emergency Management Agency officials again this morning, said two to four inches of rain are expected on St. Croix beginning Thursday evening.

Florence is now 485 miles from Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Although Florence was downgraded from Category 4 status, it is still considered an extremely risky storm with maximum sustained winds near 125 miles per hour.

Isaac was moving west Wednesday afternoon at a speed of nearly 17 miles per hour.

The GOES-East weather satellite, which keeps a constant eye on the East Coast and the Atlantic, has captured some breathtaking images of Hurricane Florence, Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Helene approaching the Americas (in that order).

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