Tropical Storm Florence is continuing to move west-northwestward over the eastern Atlantic Ocean at 14 miles per hour, with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour. As of 5:00 AM Saturday morning one set of models shows a slow but steady intensification during the next 5 days, while the dynamic models predict very little, if any intensification. With this uncertainty, the official forecast from the National Hurricane Center is that Florence will gradually weaken over the next few days from a tropical storm to a tropical depression.
If Florence does not change course and/or intensifies, she may cause Disney Cruise Line to reroute the Disney Fantasy on a Western, just a week after Ernesto changed a Western to an Eastern. It is still too early to really know for sure, so check back for continued updates.
Tropical Storm Florence has dissipated and is no longer a threat.