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Gordon passes Florida while Tropical Storm Florence still churns in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Florence’s projected path as of 11 p.m. Monday.
Tropical Storm Florence’s projected path as of 11 p.m. Monday. NOAA

As Tropical Storm Gordon moves across the Gulf of Mexico, there’s more bad weather brewing. Another tropical storm, dubbed Florence, is churning in the Atlantic Ocean roughly 1,360 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.

Luckily for Florida residents, Florence isn’t expected to hit the Sunshine State. The storm is on track to continue moving west-northwest toward the island of Bermuda. Florence’s sustained winds have reached nearly 70 mph, but the storm is expected to weaken on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Florence isn’t currently a threat to land and it’s still unclear what impact the storm will have on Bermuda. The storm has caused rough seas in part of the eastern Atlantic Ocean, which can affect shipping, according to AccuWeather.

Further east, a tropical wave has produced thunderstorms off the western coast of Africa. The wave is located more than 400 miles southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands, according to the National Hurricane Center.

South Beach tourists brave the bad weather as many strolled down the empty sidewalks, check-in and departed their hotels as a tropical storm warning was issued for coastal Miami-Dade on Labor Day holiday Monday, September 3, 2018.

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