From the National Hurricane Center:
At 500 AM EDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Florence was located near latitude 36.9 North, longitude 82.2 West. The depression is moving toward the north-northeast near 13 mph (20 km/h) and this motion is expected to become northeasterly today before accelerating and becoming more easterly on Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher gusts. Some weakening is expected today before re-intensifying as it transitions to an extratropical cyclone Tuesday and Wednesday.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb (29.77 inches).
Saturday 9/15 @ 5:36 PM. *TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS ARE CANCELLED*. Lake Wind Advisory now in effect. Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Pee Dee and Northern Midlands. #scwx #caewx #Florence pic.twitter.com/IZ7uvHthlF— NWS Columbia (@NWSColumbia) September 15, 2018
You can track the storm by using the following FIRST ALERT models:
Florence and everything she brought us is gone.
High pressure over the state will give us a ton of Carolina sunshine and very warm temperatures for this late in summer (2 days until Fall.)
The good news is that the High is right over us, so the air will be dry…for now. The High will move to our East by late Friday into the weekend. This will bring a SSE wind into the state, giving us more humidity.
This could lead to a few isolated showers by late Sunday and more of a scattered shower chance into early next week.
Sun angle and shorter days of sunlight make it hard to see super hot temperatures as we move into late September/early October, however, it still will feel sticky from Saturday into Tuesday.
A pattern change may start to take shape by the end of next week as a stronger cold front will push through the state giving us our first real taste of Fall air
Thursday – Sunday: Mostly sunny, very warm. Highs near 90 Clear nights. Lows upper 60s to near 70.
Now that Tropical Storm Watches are posted over the Pee Dee/E. Midlands, what exactly does that mean? Here's the answer. As you prepare for #Florence start securing items around your home & yard that can be picked up and blown around. #scwx #gawx #caewx #HurricanceFlorence pic.twitter.com/sJ2EJazdrH— NWS Columbia (@NWSColumbia) September 12, 2018
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