With maximum sustained winds near 130 mph, category four Hurricane Florence is headed northwest toward the Carolina coast right.
“The eye of Florence will be very near the North Carolina coast late Thursday night or early Friday and sit there for about twenty four hours,” said Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Josh Marthers. “Forecast confidence drops at that point as Florence will slowly drift southwest or west Saturday”
A Hurricane Watch remains in effect for the coast of South Carolina from north of Edisto Beach to the mouth of the Santee River, including the Charleston metro area and Berkeley county. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Georgetown county.
“Continue to prepare for the possibility of hurricane conditions along the South Carolina coast through the weekend,” added Marthers. “Our main concerns right now are flooding rain and hurricane strength wind gusts but more significant wind and surge impacts are possible based off the eventual track of the storm down the coast.”
Storm Team 2 says a devastating amount of rain will fall across portions of the Carolinas through early next week.