WEATHER: Hurricane Florence Forecast to Impact Carolinas, Bring Heavy Winds and Rain




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 Warning

Caribbean 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.


Detailed Forecast

Today
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Calm wind.
Wednesday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.



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