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As a result, two foreign governments and one local government have taken the decision to end their islands' storm warnings or storm watches.

As of Tuesday, about 1.7 million people in North and SC and in Virginia have been urged to evacuate the coast, and hurricane watches and warnings extended across an area with about 5.4 million residents.

The Met Office website added: "The storm will also bring some rain, the heaviest of which looks likely to be restricted to the west side of the United Kingdom, as well as some warm tropical air, meaning the south east of the country could see temperatures later in the weekend and into the start of next week reaching the mid 20 Celsius". The hurricane center downgraded Florence to a tropical storm later in the day. The tropical storm is tracking to the west at 20 miles per hour with top winds of 60 miles per hour with higher gusts.

Isaac was about 220 miles east of Dominica, an island on the eastern rim of the Caribbean.

If you think we've been having some unpredictable weather here in Cape Town, just be grateful you aren't anywhere near the mid-Atlantic coast and the Carolinas in the USA.

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The National Hurricane Center said the storm was expected to become a "major hurricane" by Tuesday as it passes between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Latest Isaac tropical storm image from Harry Halstrom, Pond Hill forecaster.

This week marks the midway point of the Atlantic hurricane season, when storm activity has historically peaked. Isaac also has the potential to bring 1-2 inches of rain to portions of St. Croix.

American Airlines is waiving rebooking fees for 14 Caribbean islands including Antigua, Puerto Rico and St. Lucia for flights scheduled September 12 to 14.

At 11 a.m., Isaac, with maximum sustained winds down to 35 mile per hour, was located about 300 miles southeast of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and 665 miles east southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, and moving towards the west at 16 miles per hour. Coastal Flooding: Outside the Storm Surge Watch area, minor coastal flooding could occur around the time of each high tide Thursday and Friday. Along the coast, large waves will accompany the surge.

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