Possible Hurricane Florence East Coast Landfall Looks More Likely

CHARLESTON, SC (WSCC) - Hurricane Florence weakened back to a tropical storm Thursday night, however the Carolinas need to be alert as the forecast track is still undetermined.

Florence, which was once a Category 4 hurricane, is experiencing a strong vertical wind shear that has torn it apart, but the storm is expected to re-intensify late Friday afternoon or evening as it moves over warmer water and the winds stop shearing the system.

As of Friday morning, the models suggest Florence will become a Category 1 hurricane on Sunday, then upgrade to a Category 2 on Monday, and possibly a Category 3 or 4 Hurricane on Wednesday and could threaten the east coast by Thursday. 

Brand new update on Tropical Storm Florence from the National Hurricane Center! Meteorologist Joey Sovine Live 5 News joins us with the new track! >>> buff.ly/2QcU3PC

Posted by Live 5 News on Friday, September 7, 2018

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