Tracking Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is making national headlines, but will it impact our local weather?

Posted: Sep 11, 2018 6:55 PM

It's the middle of September and the tropics are incredibly active. We have several storms to track in the Atlantic and another one in the Pacific heading towards Hawaii. Mid September is peak hurricane season and it's not unusual to have multiple storms in the ocean at the same time. The primary concern in the short term is Hurricane Florence.

As of Tuesday evening, this storm is a Category Four and is expected to remain strong as it heads towards the coast of North Carolina. The bottom line is everything we're tracking points towards a catastrophic event. The storm has nothing to weaken it in it's path until it reaches landfall. The upper level winds are light, meaning the storm is likely to maintain intensity, or even strengthen a bit before making landfall.

The implications of a major landfalling hurricane are devastating. The storm surge, major flooding, and damaging winds extending well beyond the center of the storm could cause major damage to coastal communities. The storm is expected to slow down and possibly stall near or over the coast on Friday. This could lead to historic flooding along the coast.

We'll continue to monitor Florence, but as far as our weather is concerned, all of the storm is expected to stay south of our region through the weekend. Long term projections bring some of the remnants through by the middle of next week - meaning possible heavy rain like we saw with Gordon on Monday night.

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