After making landfall near Wilmington, Florence will move slowly west to southwest over the next twenty four hours bringing very heavy rain, high winds, and storm surge to the North Carolina coast.
As the storm heads slowly southwest, heavy rain and possible 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 2-8″ 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, especially in our northern counties.”