Latest look at Hurricane Florence

Published 11:51 am Thursday, September 13, 2018

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), Hurricane Florence, now a category two hurricane, is expected to slow down at the North Carolina/South Carolina coast and make landfall early Friday morning.

Tropical storm conditions are expected to begin later today and linger into Friday night and Saturday morning.

Lunenburg County has an elevated wind threat and could see maximum wind gusts between 30-40 miles per hour.

Though Lunenburg is also forecasted see between 2-3 inches of total precipitation over four days from the storm, locally flooding could be higher, the NWS cited.

“Though Hurricane Florence remain to our south we will still experience Tropical Storm force winds, tidal flooding and periods of heavy rain,” officials from the National Weather Service said.

A weather advisory for the region cited that “significant impacts from Hurricane Florence will be possible through Saturday night. There is potential for strong winds, heavy rainfall, and localized flooding.”