As of Monday morning, Hurricane Florence is churning in the Atlantic and is still forecast to impact the coastal areas of North and South Carolina. While the current track keeps the storm away from Georgia, forecasters are warning against complacency as the storm can shift.
From the National Weather Service:
Hurricane Florence near 24.9N 58.9W 969 mb at 5 AM EDT moving WNW at 8 kt. Maximum sustained winds 90 kt gusts 110 kt. Florence will move to 25.4N 60.5W this afternoon, 26.1N 63.1W tonight, 27.3N 66.2W Tue afternoon, 28.8N 69.3W Tue night, and 32.2N 74.8W Wed night. Florence is forecast to become a major hurricane this morning, and is expected to remain an extremely dangerous major hurricane through Thursday. Florence will continue to 34.5N 78.1W Thu night, and weaken to a tropical storm while moving inland to near 35.8N 79.6W Fri night.
Tropical Storm WarningCaribbean Sea NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL 509 AM EDT Mon Sep 10 2018 Offshore Waters Forecast for the Tropical N Atlantic from 07N to 22N between 55W and 64W, the SW N Atlantic S of 31N W of 65W including Bahamas, and the Caribbean Sea. Seas given as significant wave height, which is the average height of the highest 1/3 of the waves. Individual waves may be more than twice the significant wave height. AMZ113-102115- Atlantic from 27N to 31N between 70W and 77W- 509 AM EDT Mon Sep 10 2018 ...TROPICAL STORM WARNING... .TODAY...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in E swell. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. .TONIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in E swell. .TUE...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in E swell. .TUE NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED. N winds 25 to 30 kt, increasing to 55 to 60 kt late. Seas 9 to 14 ft, building to 16 to 24 ft in E swell late. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. VSBY 1 NM or less. .WED...HURRICANE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. N of 29N, NW to N winds 85 to 105 kt. Elsewhere, NW winds 80 to 90 kt, becoming W 30 to 35 kt in the afternoon. Seas 24 to 36 ft in E swell. .WED NIGHT...HURRICANE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. .THU...HURRICANE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. .THU NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. .FRI...N of 29N, SE to S winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming SE 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Elsewhere, E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 7 to 11 ft.