Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina Friday morning.
While there has been much uncertainty about its track this week, one thing has become clear. This is a slow-moving storm destined to be remembered for the amount of rainfall and flooding it brings as well as its duration.
Florence, a Category 1 hurricane, has a wind speed of 90 miles per hour with gusts of 115 mph Friday morning.
It is now projected to pass through the Northeast next week, possibly as a Tropical Depression, next week after a powerful high-pressure ridge will keep it south through the weekend.
But by Monday, it will trek north toward Ohio and West Virginia before taking a right turn toward Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut. (See first image above.)
The latest forecast by the National Hurricane Center for rainfall from Florence predicts between 1 and 4 inches for New York and about 1 inch for Connecticut. The higher amounts in New York are expected upstate. (See second image above.)
After a mostly cloudy day Friday with a high in the mid-70s in the tristate area, clouds will decrease Saturday with a high around 80. Skies will brighten Sunday will plenty of sun and a high near 80.
Clouds will roll back in on Monday with a chance of scattered showers starting at around noontime and a high in the upper-70s.
Showers associated with Florence are likely Tuesday and Wednesday with a high around 80 both days.
As Florence's remnants brush off the New England coast overnight, skies will clear in the area on Thursday, which will be sunny and cooler with a high in the low-70s.
This continues to be a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
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