Tropical Storm Florence creeps closer to US, to head toward East Coast

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As for Florence, the hurricane center said Saturday morning that "gradual restrengthening is forecast over the weekend."

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency Friday evening. Cooper said it’s “too early” to know where the storm will go, but residents should use the weekend to prepare for the possibility of a natural disaster.

As of midday Saturday, Florence had winds of 65 mph and was crawling to the west at 7 mph. The center of the storm was about 835 miles southeast of Bermuda.

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