Hurricane Florence sets its eye on the Carolinas

    Hurricane Florence sets its eye on the Carolinas

    BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- Hurricane Florence is well on its way to the east coast with its eye set on the Carolinas.

    According to the National Hurricane Centers mid-morning update, Hurricane Florence has slightly weakened but will regain its strength through the evening with winds of up to 150 miles per hour.

    Florence will remain a Category 4 hurricane until it makes landfall in North Carolina Thursday into Friday. A Hurricane Watch has been issued for the coastline from South Carolina to Virginia.

    A large area of high pressure if steering Florence west, southwest at about 16 miles per hour. Most of the projected models are in agreeance that the most impact will be felt along the coast of the Carolinas.

    That same high pressure is what is preventing Florence from having a large impact in our area. The bulk of the storm will be to our south.

    Florence is expected to stall after landfall meaning less of an impact for Maryland.

    When it comes to our area, we can expect anywhere from two to four inches of rain with winds up to 35 miles per hour. There is a concern for downed trees as rain the past several days has saturated the ground.

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