Hurricane Florence could start affecting the East Coast as early as this weekend as it continues to move closer to land.
Currently, Florence is 1800 miles away.
It is expected that the East Coast will have high tides and rip currents this weekend.
Earlier today, Florence gained strength, becoming a category four hurricane.
This far out, it is hard to tell exactly what path the storm will take.
"Since we are near the peak of hurricane season, this is a good time for everyone who lives in a hurricane-prone area to ensure they have their hurricane plan in place,” hurricane specialist David Zelinsky wrote in a forecast advisory.
This story is developing. Please visit ABC13 for more information.