Hurricane Florence - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Hurricane Florence is steering right into North Carolina and South Carolina. It was downgraded to a Category 2 early this morning with sustained winds of 110mph.

It will eventually lose a lot of the ocean energy has is pushes west. It will slowly downgrade to a Tropical Storm by Saturday early morning, then a Tropical Depression and eventually and area of low pressure.

It will take a turn to the north as it downgrades to a tropical system. There is a chance it could bring in a few showers into east and / or central Indiana by late Sunday night and Monday. Regardless, it will bring in more cloud coverage.

An incredible amount of heavy rain is forecasted from Wilmington to Myrtle Beach with areas picking up in excess of 20” to 30”.

Ocean water will push up along the coast, allowing water to rise at a rapid pace, thanks to the strong, swirling winds of the hurricane.

Storm surge will cause major flooding along the coasts of the Carolinas. Even inland along the rivers and streams, water will rise in excess of 9 feet above sea level.

Tornadoes will also be possible, spinning off the hurricane. There is a slight risk of tornadoes.