In a week when thousands of people have lost their homes, the cost of a flight to Pittsburgh is set to skyrocket.
A recent flight from Newark to Portland will cost $6,500, a full $1,000 more than the cost to fly to Chicago, a city of over 60 million.
In New York, a flight from JFK to Washington DC will cost nearly $2,000, a 15 percent hike over the price to fly from the city to Washington, DC.
According to the National Weather Service, a storm will be moving at a speed of up to 26 miles per hour (46 kilometers per hour).
That means a hurricane will hit Pittsburgh at 8 p.m.
EDT (12 a.m.-11 p. m.
The National Weather Center predicts a tropical storm will pass directly over the city sometime in the afternoon.
The storm will bring heavy rain, high winds, and a low pressure system.
“There’s going to be a lot of water and a lot wind and there’s going be some moisture,” said David Gulledge, an insurance broker who specializes in hurricanes.
“We have not seen anything like this in the last 20 years.”
While the cost for a flight is high, the weather forecast has been fairly accurate.
In a recent forecast, the storm was expected to bring gusts of up 40 mph (64 kph), but the weather service said that prediction was off by up to 30 mph (46 kph).
On Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center upgraded Florence to a tropical depression, meaning it will remain a tropical hurricane for the next four days.
The National Hurricane Centre is a U.S. government agency that is responsible for forecasting weather events and issuing advisories.
The agency said in a statement on Tuesday that Florence will strengthen over the next 24 hours.
The National Weather Centre has a team of experts who prepare forecasts for the storm.
“There is a lot that we know and the forecast is still very accurate,” said John Cramer, an expert on tropical storms at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
Florence’s track is expected to stay mostly stationary, moving northwest at about 8 mph (13 kph) before returning northeast at about 16 mph (28 kph); a typical track in a tropical cyclone.
But that doesn’t mean the storm won’t hit the East Coast.
According to the forecast, Florence will move into the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday.
It is expected that Florence could bring winds of up 75 mph (140 kph, or about 250 kilometers perhr), and possibly even more.
“If it makes a landfall, it could bring a very strong tropical storm, with potentially winds of 130-140 mph,” said Gull Edge, the insurance broker.
“That’s a big hurricane.”
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says that Florence’s eye is likely to remain in the Atlantic for about 24 hours before heading toward the South Atlantic.
It will then be likely to become a hurricane on Thursday, with the possibility of another storm moving into the South Pacific.