Update: Hurricane Florence has significant change in size

Hurricane Central

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The new advisory anticipates that the wind field is expanding, according to Chief Meteorologist Rob Fowler.

The storm is getting larger and the hurricane force winds roughly 60 mph east of the center and the tropical storm force winds 170 mph east of the center. The track of the storm will determine the impacts down the road for us.

As far of the movement Hurricane Florence is moving West to Northwest and winds are still at 131 mph.

The official forecast from the National Hurricane Center hasn’t changed from the last advisory. Everyone from the northern coast of South Carolina to much of North Carolina should be on alert for a direct impact and Hurricane Watches have been issued in advance of the storm from Edisto Beach north to the North Carolina/Virginia line. A Storm Surge Watch is also in effect.

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