At this point, its exact landfall location is very hard to determine as Florence will eventually make a NW and then north turn.
Tropical Storm Helene formed just west of Africa in the early morning hours of Saturday.
At the same time - the third system - Tropical Storm Helene is expected to become a hurricane on Sunday.
The other is wind shear. As it slowly continues to move west, it will encounter more favorable conditions such as a decrease in wind shear and warmer sea surface temperatures, which will lead to it eventually strengthening into a hurricane.
"The executive order will help gather and move crops in and through the state more easily and quickly in response to problems that could be caused by Tropical Storm Florence in North Carolina and along the East Coast", the governor's statement said. The environment over the next few days was expected to support some further intensification.
Florence's first impact to Bermuda and the US East Coast could start this weekend with large swells, potentially causing unsafe surf conditions and rip currents. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday night that Helene was located about 405 miles east of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands. "The cone itself isn't touching the east coast yet".
The European and American models have shifted westward, consistently showing a menacing hurricane coming dangerously close to the Eastern Seaboard.
It appears that Florence will slow down as it turns around the west end of the bubble of high pressure.
There is also Tropical Depression Nine in the Central Atlantic.
It is too early to determine what, if any, impacts this system will have on the Caribbean. The current projected path could bring this system over the Lesser Antilles during the latter part of next week.
New models show Florence is posing an increasing threat to the East Coast and the chances are now higher it will have direct effects Wednesday through Friday anywhere between Florida and southern New England, including the tristate area. Otherwise, neither storm will impact land over the next five days.
It is important to note that significant impacts are possible well away from the center of the storm, and that the track error can be quite large at day 5 and beyond.