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Eye on the Tropics: Tracking Florence

Florence set to make landfall overnight Thursday into Friday morning

San Angelo, Tx - Hurricane Florence is set to make landfall Friday along the Carolina Coastline. 

(Updated 12am Thursday September 13, 2018)


As of 12am Thursday September 13, Florence was a Category 2 Hurricane with sustained winds at 110 mph. Movement was to the northwest at a forward speed of 17mph. Hurricane Warnings were in effect for the Carolina and North Carolina Coastlines. 


Florence is forecast to continue moving northwest with minimal changes in strength ( though satellite representation shows an uptick in storm activity...indicating strengthening will be possible overnight Thursday). Florence is expected to make landfall early Friday morning near Wilmington, North Carolina as a Category 2 storm. The forecast track then takes it along the coast slowing the speed down greatly and producing very heavy rainfall. The track then slowly moves the storm out of the area by next week. 


Models drop 1-2 feet of rain where Florence tracks along the coastline...which will lead to widespread flooding.  

As Florence tracks north, areas inland in the Carolinas could also see up to a foot of rain. 

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