Florence to make landfall near Wilmington this morning

Hurricane Central

Hurricane Florence continues lashing the coast of North Carolina as the eye makes landfall later this morning near Wilmington.

“Florence is crawling toward the coast and is in no hurry to move anytime soon,” said Meteorologist Josh Marthers. “This is going to be a long weekend for the Carolina coast.”

As the storm heads slowly southwest, flooding rain and tropical storm conditions will spread steadily across the Lowcountry late today through tonight. Very heavy rain will be likely through at least Sunday morning with rain totals of 4-8″ across most of the Lowcountry.  Lighter amounts are expected farther southwest across Colleton county with higher amounts across upper Berkeley, upper Charleston, Williamsburg, and Georgetown counties. Some locations in these counties could see a foot or more of rain.

“Be prepared for significant flooding, especially along and northeast of the I-26 corridor,” added Marthers. “Although the heaviest rain may indeed fall just to our north and west, the amount of rain we expect will still be quite significant.”

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