Hurricane Frances

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September 1st
Hurricane Frances is creeping closer to the southeastern United States with top winds of 140 miles per hour, and forecasters say Florida's at risk for another hurricane strike as early as Friday.

As Frances draws nearer to the Bahamas, it's expected to fluctuate in intensity and could become a Category Five storm with winds of 156 miles per hour or higher.

A meteorologist for the National Hurricane Center in Miami says the storm could hit anywhere from south Florida to South Carolinaby late Friday.

But all indications now are that Florida is QUOTE-"the prime candidate."

Early today Frances was about 170 miles east of Grand Turk Island moving west-northwest at 17 miles per hour.

Frances centered at latitude 21.2 north, longitude 68.5 west.