PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — While the main threat to the U.S. is still Hurricane Florence, there are two new hurricanes brewing far out over the Atlantic Ocean.
Hurricane Helene and Hurricane Isaac became the fourth and fifth hurricanes of the season, respectively, on Sunday, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Helene is moving toward the west-northwest at 13 mph with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. Sunday night, Hurricane Helene was approximately 195 miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands.
The National Hurricane Center said Hurricane Helene is expected to start slowly weakening on Tuesday and turn northwest on Wednesday.
Hurricane Issac was 1,305 miles east of the Windward Islands on Sunday. It had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and was heading west at 14 mph.
According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Isaac is forecast to continue moving west across the Lesser Antilles and into the Caribbean Sea Wednesday night or Thursday.