Hurricane Florence has weakened but will still be devastating

Hurricane Florence has weakened but will still be devastating

With South Carolina's beach towns more in the bull's-eye because of the shifting forecast, OH vacationers Chris and Nicole Roland put off their departure from North Myrtle Beach to get the maximum amount of time on the sand. As of 8 a.m., the hurricane is predicted to make landfall along the coast of the Carolinas tomorrow (Sept. 14), according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center. Hundreds of miles inland, Charlotte Douglas International Airport already has more than 300 flight cancellations for Thursday and Friday, according to FlightAware.

Mayor Joe Benson said the storm will batter the oceanside town through two high tide periods. "We just need to figure out how to make it through".

Hurricane Florence has weakened somewhat early Thursday as its outer bands approach the North Carolina coast, but weather officials cautioned that the storm will still bring life-threatening conditions. Reacting to the possibility of a more southerly track, Georgia Gov. The more it stalls, the more it rains.

Up to 40 inches of rain could fall in North Carolina. The forecast was complicated because the storm was still small, allowing it to quickly change.

The NHC said the first tropical storm-force winds of at least 39 miles per hour (63 kph) would hit the region early on Thursday with the storm's center reaching the coast Friday. "We will not be able to respond to you when the winds get so high".

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center warned that Florence remained deadly because of its size and slow forward speed, even if its top sustained winds have dropped it to Category 2 status as a hurricane.

This storm is not going to be a glancing blow.

SUNDAY: Pop-up showers possible over the course of the day.

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"They're all interplaying with one another and it's not a particularly confident scenario", he said. The more the Great Lakes one wins, the more southerly Florence will be.

Computer models of exactly what the storm might do varied, adding to the uncertainty. That forecast area also includes part of southwest Virginia. "So many weird/outlandish solutions - but that's what happens when the steering currents collapse".

The latest warnings from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency have stated that incoming rainfall from Florence poses a serious danger to life.

Hurricane Florence is continuing to push towards a landfall around the North Carolina/South Carolina border, and is beginning to lash the central Atlantic seaboard with damaging winds and storm surge.

If the storm lingers for a few days, the sheer amount of rainfall could lead to catastrophic flooding.

"As it tracks towards the United Kingdom it will degrade - it will become an ex-tropical storm".

A smaller hurricane dubbed Isaac is reportedly heading for the Caribbean, while Hurricane Helene - now also in the Atlantic - is forecast to track towards the UK.

Body surfer Andrew Vanotteren, of Savannah, Georgia, crashes into waves from Hurricane Florence, Wednesday, September 12, 2018, on the south beach of Tybee Island, Georgia.

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