Franklin expected it to develop into a major Atlantic hurricane
Hurricane Franklin is currently raging over the Atlantic Ocean and forecasters predict it will quickly become a major hurricane by late Sunday.
Hurricane Franklin continues to strengthen as it swirls across the Atlantic Ocean and is expected to quickly become the first major hurricane of the season over the warm waters between the east coast and Bermuda.
Forecasters say Franklin could develop into a Category 3 hurricane by Monday, passing several hundred miles off the mid-Atlantic coast.
The FOX Forecast Center says the southeast and mid-Atlantic coast could experience heavy waves and strong currents over Labor Day weekend, but the forecast remains that the storm will not reach the United States
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Where is Hurricane Franklin now?
Hurricane Franklin is located approximately 575 miles south-southwest of Bermuda and is moving northwest at 8 miles per hour. There are maximum continuous wind speeds of 90 miles per hour.
Where is Hurricane Franklin Heading?
Hurricane Franklin is not expected to reach the US. The NHC’s record shows the storm moving between the east coast and Bermuda this week.
The hurricane is expected to move north-northwest later Sunday, followed by a turn north and then north-northeast early in the workweek.
According to the forecast, the cyclone is expected to close the gap between Bermuda and the United States
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Will the US be affected by Franklin?
While Hurricane Franklin is not expected to hit the U.S. mainland, strong waves will hit the east coast beginning Monday and likely continue through Labor Day weekend, the FOX Forecast Center said. In addition, dangerous currents are forecast for beaches along the east coast this week.
“This will not be landfall for us,” said FOX Weather meteorologist Britta Merwin. “We have a series of troughs off the east coast and that will be our protector. You don’t have to worry about it making landfall on the east coast, but we might experience some rough surf conditions.”
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Waves could be 9 to 12 feet off the North Carolina coast by Wednesday morning, Merwin adds.
“Fortunately, the strongest waves and the biggest waves will be out here by Labor Day weekend,” she said. “But if we get that pass too close and there is some beach erosion before the Labor Day weekend break, we could see some minor effects there.”
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Lucas Bocanegra, lieutenant with the Miami Beach Ocean Rescue, urges swimmers to go to beaches with lifeguards, obey warning signs and move parallel to shore if caught.