Hurricane Florence Predicted To Make Southerly Turn, Raking Coast
There has been a track change with Hurricane Florence as of the 8 AM advisory from the National Hurricane Center.
Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center say the storm will move toward the west-northwest and through Thursday, but slow down and drift along the coast by late Thursday into Friday before moving through early Saturday.
Forecasters also have adjusted the track southward, meaning a wider swath could experience Florence’s devastating storm surge and flooding.
Here’s what you need to know at a glance:
- Florence remains a dangerous Category 4 hurricane.
- Florence is expected to crawl near or along the coast of the Carolinas through Saturday.
- This will produce catastrophic flash flooding and major river flooding.
- Life-threatening storm surge will occur near landfall and for some time after.
- Hurricane and storm surge warnings have been issued.
- Tropical-storm-force winds may arrive as soon as Thursday.
- Florence’s remnant may linger in parts of the Southeast into early next week.
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