Tropical Storm Florence – Friday Night late update

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Tonight Tropical Storm Florence has been downgraded with winds at 65 miles per hour.  The central pressure is up to 980mb, but the storm still looks impressive.

The major concern is going to continue to be the very slow movement at 5 miles per hour.  This means rough surf along the coast as the storm barely lurks inland.

Also, rainfall has already been incredible with radar estimates of a foot to a foot and a half already, with a lot of additional rainfall expected.

Notice, the track turns around Charlotte by the end of the weekend, which means at least another day and a half of rainfall for much of North Carolina to its north/east.

Eventually this storm will pick up speed quickly and appears will track through southeast Ohio.  It will be moving quickly, but will make for some rain overnight Sunday night into Monday.  Rain showers will be likely on Monday too.

Unlike last week’s rainfall with the remnants of Gordon (along with a stalled boundary), here in Ohio we will not see the same sort of rainfall numbers.  Generally lighter totals in the west and northwest part of the state.  Numbers will be closer to 1 inch or more to the east and southeast.

-Dave

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