Latest On Hurricane Heading For The Carolinas

Outer rain bands from Florence may reach central North Carolina late Thursday or Thursday night, but this region will see the worst of the weather conditions starting Friday morning and continuing all day Friday.

But remember, Florence isn't the only storm to keep track of. "Florence continues on a track to impact the U.S. mainland by Thursday or Friday". "It's peak hurricane season, so we're keeping an eye on it". Arnold shared his first photos of Hurricane Florence, taken when it was still a Category 2 storm.

But Hurricane Florence is not alone in the Atlantic Ocean. Tens of thousands of people are also expected to seek higher ground along coastal areas of North Carolina.

The Navy has a tracking map for tropical storms too.

In coastal areas of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, heavy surf and elevated water levels are expected to arrive by Wednesday morning, and rainfall could begin by Thursday morning. The storm is moving west or 280 degrees at 13 miles per hour.

A Category 4 storm has sustained winds from 130-156 miles per hour.

HURRICANE Florence could intensify yet again with the monster storm on the brink of a Category 5, prompting evacuations of more than one million people in the United States to higher ground.

Wave heights will exceed 20 feet as Florence approaches the coastline. "Don't get complacent just because you live inland!"

The official forecast track from the National Hurricane Center has slowed down a little bit overnight. They warned the storm could linger for days after making landfall. This map shows forecast storm surge with a Category 3 storm hitting near Wilmington.

"This is a real hurricane we have coming", McMaster said Monday.

Hurricane-force winds are extending up to 65 kilometres from the storm's centre, while tropical-storm-force winds are blowing out at up to 240 kilometres. It's already warping the world we used to inhabit.

Don't go stocking up on water bottles and batteries just yet.

Inland residents do not evacuate during a hurricane. The mountains of North Carolina will also help to rip this hurricane apart. Hurricane Isaac, stirring in the mid-Atlantic Ocean with twist rates of around 75 miles per hour, is following firmly behind Florence.

Governors in the Carolinas, Virginia and Maryland have declared emergencies.

As the atmosphere warms, the air can hold more moisture, which allows storms to become stronger and produce more devastating rainfall.

One of the factors making this storm so unsafe is the likelihood that the storm will slow down considerably as it makes landfall. For us here in the northeast, it actually looks like a nice weekend ahead.

  • Carolyn Briggs