Hurricane Florence continues to move toward the Carolinas at this hour. Before its arrival, we’ll contend with a brief hit/miss thunderstorm this evening.
Thursday will be a fairly similar day to the past couple; that is, some sun will give way to an afternoon or evening thunderstorm in spots.
Once Florence moves onshore, or at least close to the Carolina coast, drier air will be dragged into our region on the western flank of this large storm for the Friday and Saturday time frame. Florence will likely hover close to the North and South Carolina coast for a minimum of 48 hours, leading to widespread devastating flooding, which unfortunately will lead to some lives being lost.
As Florence weakens and wobbles toward the Central Savannah River Area, a little outer rain shower band can rotate into our area. The greatest threat for that to occur would be late this weekend or Monday as the center of the storm moves farther away to the north. So, for now, no flooding rain is expected from Florence in our area.
Typical Summer weather will return to the region for the balance of next week.