LATEST: Tropical Depression Florence update - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

LATEST: Tropical Depression Florence update

Tropical Depression Florence Track Forecast valid 5AM Sunday, September 16, 2018 (NOAA) Tropical Depression Florence Track Forecast valid 5AM Sunday, September 16, 2018 (NOAA)
CSRA (WFXG) -

Florence was downgraded to a Tropical Depression Sunday morning and continues to weaken as it pulls away from the Southeast U.S.


9/15/18 8 p.m. update: Florence remains a tropical storm with winds of 45 mph. The storm is moving to the west at 2 mph and will pass north of the CSRA tonight, bringing us gusty winds and periods of rain through Sunday. Complete Florence coverage >> https://buff.ly/2CP8Tt6

Here is what you can expect and some of the impacts from the storm in the CSRA:

 


9/15/18 2 p.m. update: Florence remains a tropical storm with winds of 45 mph. The storm is moving to the west at 3 mph and will pass north of the CSRA tonight, bringing us gusty winds and periods of rain through Sunday. Complete Florence coverage >> https://buff.ly/2CP8Tt6


9/15/18 11 a.m. update: Florence remains a tropical storm with winds of 45 mph. The storm is moving to the west at 2 mph. The storm will pass north of the CSRA, bringing us gusty winds and periods of rain through Sunday. Complete Florence coverage >> https://buff.ly/2CP8Tt6


9/15/18 8 a.m. update: Florence remains a tropical storm with winds of 50 mph. The storm is moving to the west at 3 mph. The storm will pass north of the CSRA, bringing us gusty winds and periods of rain through Sunday. Complete Florence coverage >> https://buff.ly/2CP8Tt6

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

There are no watches or warnings in effect for the CSRA.

EXPECTED IMPACTS

Winds: 10% - 40% chance of tropical storm force winds (greater than 39 mph) through Sunday. Gusts may range from 20 to 35 mph with a few gusts up to 45 mph. Scattered power and communications outages with some roads impassable due to large debris.

Rainfall: 1-3” in the CSRA through Monday

Tornadoes: Tornadoes look unlikely with the storm tracking to the north of the CSRA.

CONFIDENCE

Any shift farther to the south in the track would increase rainfall totals across the area, and increase the threat for tornadoes.

RECOVERY PHASE WEATHER ISSUES

Florence’s slow storm movement after landfall may bring an extended period of heavy rainfall through the weekend into early next week.


9/15/18 5 a.m. update: Florence remains a tropical storm with winds of 50 mph. The storm is moving to the west-southwest at 5 mph. The storm will pass north of the CSRA, bringing us gusty winds and periods of rain, over the weekend. Complete Florence coverage >> https://buff.ly/2CP8Tt6

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

There are no watches or warnings in effect for the CSRA.

EXPECTED IMPACTS

Winds: 10% - 40% chance of tropical storm force winds (greater than 39 mph) through Sunday. Gusts may range from 20 to 30 mph with a few gusts up to 45 mph. Scattered power and communications outages with some roads impassable due to large debris.

Rainfall: 1-3” in the CSRA through Monday

Tornadoes: Tornadoes look unlikely with the storm tracking to the north of the CSRA.

CONFIDENCE

Any shift farther to the south in the track would increase rainfall totals across the area, and increase the threat for tornadoes.

RECOVERY PHASE WEATHER ISSUES

Florence’s slow storm movement after landfall may bring an extended period of heavy rainfall through the weekend into early next week.


9/14/18 8 p.m. update: Florence remains a tropical storm with winds of 70 mph. The storm is moving to the west at 3 mph. The storm will pass north of the CSRA, bringing us gusty winds and periods of rain, over the weekend. Complete Florence coverage >> https://buff.ly/2CP8Tt6

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

There are no watches or warnings in effect for the CSRA.

EXPECTED IMPACTS

Winds: 30% - 50% chance of tropical storm force winds (greater than 39 mph), Friday night through Sunday. Gusts may range from 20 to 30 mph with a few gusts up to 45 mph. Scattered power and communications outages with some roads impassable due to large debris.

Rainfall: 1-3” in the CSRA through Monday

Tornadoes: Tornadoes look unlikely with the storm tracking well to the north of the CSRA.

POTENTIAL TIMING OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS

The most likely arrival time for tropical storm force wind is Friday night. Gusty winds may continue through Sunday.

CONFIDENCE

Any shift farther to the south in the track would increase rainfall totals across the area, and increase the threat for tornadoes.

RECOVERY PHASE WEATHER ISSUES

Florence’s slow storm movement after landfall may bring an extended period of heavy rainfall through the weekend into early next week.


9/14/18 5 p.m. update: Florence has been downgraded to a tropical storm with winds of 70 mph. The storm is moving to the west at 3 mph. The storm will pass north of the CSRA, bringing us gusty winds and periods of rain, over the weekend. Complete Florence coverage >> https://buff.ly/2CP8Tt6

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

There are no watches or warnings in effect for the CSRA.

EXPECTED IMPACTS

Winds: 30% - 60% chance of tropical storm force winds (greater than 39 mph), Friday night through Sunday. Gusts may range from 20 to 30 mph with a few gusts up to 40 mph. Scattered power and communications outages with some roads impassable due to large debris.

Rainfall: 1-4” in the CSRA through Monday

Tornadoes: Tornadoes look unlikely with the storm tracking well to the north of the CSRA.

POTENTIAL TIMING OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS

The most likely arrival time for tropical storm force wind is Friday night. Gusty winds may continue through Sunday.

CONFIDENCE

Any shift farther to the south in the track would increase rainfall totals across the area, and increase the threat for tornadoes.

RECOVERY PHASE WEATHER ISSUES

Florence’s slow storm movement after landfall may bring an extended period of heavy rainfall through the weekend into early next week.


9/14/18 2 p.m. update: Florence remains a Category 1 storm with winds of 75 mph. The storm is moving to the west at 5 mph. The storm will pass north of the CSRA, bringing us gusty winds and periods of rain, over the weekend. Complete Florence coverage >> https://buff.ly/2CP8Tt6

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

There are no watches or warnings in effect for the CSRA.

EXPECTED IMPACTS

Winds: 30% - 60% chance of tropical storm force winds (greater than 39 mph), Friday night through Sunday. Gusts may range from 20 to 30 mph with a few gusts up to 40 mph. Scattered power and communications outages with some roads impassable due to large debris.

Rainfall: 1-4” in the CSRA through Monday

Tornadoes: Tornadoes look unlikely with the storm tracking well to the north of the CSRA.

POTENTIAL TIMING OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS

The most likely arrival time for tropical storm force wind is Friday night. Gusty winds may continue through Sunday.

CONFIDENCE

Any shift farther to the south in the track would increase rainfall totals across the area, and increase the threat for tornadoes.

RECOVERY PHASE WEATHER ISSUES

Florence’s slow storm movement after landfall may bring an extended period of heavy rainfall through the weekend into early next week.


9/14/18 11 a.m. update: Florence is now a Category 1 storm with winds of 80 mph. The storm is moving to the west-southwest at 3 mph. The storm will pass north of the CSRA, bringing us gusty winds and periods of rain, over the weekend. Complete Florence coverage >> https://buff.ly/2CP8Tt6

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

There are no watches or warnings in effect for the CSRA.

EXPECTED IMPACTS

Winds: 30% - 60% chance of tropical storm force winds (greater than 39 mph), Friday night through Sunday. Gusts may range from 20 to 30 mph with a few gusts up to 40 mph. Scattered power and communications outages with some roads impassable due to large debris.

Rainfall: 1-4” in the CSRA through Monday

Tornadoes: Tornadoes look unlikely with the storm tracking well to the north of the CSRA.

POTENTIAL TIMING OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS

The most likely arrival time for tropical storm force wind is Friday night. Gusty winds may continue through Sunday.

CONFIDENCE

Any shift farther to the south in the track would increase rainfall totals across the area, and increase the threat for tornadoes.

RECOVERY PHASE WEATHER ISSUES

Florence’s slow storm movement after landfall may bring an extended period of heavy rainfall through the weekend into early next week.


9/14/18 8 a.m. update: Florence is now a Category 1 storm with winds of 90 mph. The storm is moving to the west at 6 mph. The storm will pass north of the CSRA, bringing us gusty winds and periods of rain, over the weekend. Complete Florence coverage >> https://buff.ly/2CP8Tt6

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

There are no watches or warnings in effect for the CSRA.

EXPECTED IMPACTS

Winds: 30% - 60% chance of tropical storm force winds (greater than 39 mph), Friday night through Sunday. Gusts may range from 20 to 30 mph with a few gusts up to 40 mph. Scattered power and communications outages with some roads impassable due to large debris.

Rainfall: 1-4” in the CSRA through Monday

Tornadoes: Tornadoes look unlikely with the storm tracking well to the north of the CSRA.

POTENTIAL TIMING OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS

The most likely arrival time for tropical storm force wind is Friday night. Gusty winds may continue through Sunday.

CONFIDENCE

Any shift farther to the south in the track would increase rainfall totals across the area, and increase the threat for tornadoes.

RECOVERY PHASE WEATHER ISSUES

Florence’s slow storm movement after landfall may bring an extended period of heavy rainfall through the weekend into early next week.


9/14/18 5 a.m. update: Florence is now a Category 1 storm with winds of 90 mph. The storm is moving to the west-northwest at 6 mph. The storm will drift west toward southeastern NC and make landfall later today. From there, the storm will pass well north of the CSRA, bringing us gusty winds and periods of rain, over the weekend. Complete Florence coverage >> https://buff.ly/2CP8Tt6

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

There are no watches or warnings in effect for the CSRA.

EXPECTED IMPACTS

Winds: 30% - 60% chance of tropical storm force winds (greater than 39 mph), Friday night through Sunday. Gusts may range from 20 to 30 mph with a few gusts up to 40 mph. Scattered power and communications outages with some roads impassable due to large debris.

Rainfall: 1-4” in the CSRA through Monday

Tornadoes: Tornadoes look unlikely with the storm tracking well to the north of the CSRA.

POTENTIAL TIMING OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS

The most likely arrival time for tropical storm force wind is Friday night. Gusty winds may continue through Sunday.

CONFIDENCE

Any shift farther to the south in the track would increase rainfall totals across the area, and increase the threat for tornadoes.

RECOVERY PHASE WEATHER ISSUES

Florence’s slow storm movement after landfall may bring an extended period of heavy rainfall through the weekend into early next week.


9/13/18 2 p.m. update: Florence remains a Category 2 storm with winds of 105 mph. The storm has slowed down, moving to the northwest at 10 mph. It will continue to slow down later today and drift west toward southeastern NC tonight. Landfall along the southeastern NC coast is expected Friday morning. Complete Florence coverage >> https://buff.ly/2CP8Tt6

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

There are no watches or warnings in effect for the CSRA.

EXPECTED IMPACTS

Winds: 40% - 60% chance of tropical storm force winds (greater than 39 mph), Saturday & Sunday. Gusts may range from 20 to 30 mph with a few gusts up to 40 mph. Scattered power and communications outages with some roads impassable due to large debris.

Rainfall: 3-6” in the CSRA through Monday

Tornadoes: Tornadoes will be possible along and to the right of the track of Florence, especially in South Carolina, Saturday & Sunday.

POTENTIAL TIMING OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS

The most likely arrival time for tropical storm force wind is late Friday. Strong winds may continue into Sunday.

CONFIDENCE

Any shift farther to the south in the track would increase rainfall totals across the area, and increase the threat for tornadoes.

RECOVERY PHASE WEATHER ISSUES

Florence’s slow storm movement after landfall may bring an extended period of heavy rainfall through the weekend into early next week.


9/13/18 11 a.m. update: Florence remains a Category 2 storm with winds of 105 mph. The storm has slowed down, moving to the northwest at 10 mph. It will continue to slow down later today and drift west toward southeastern NC tonight. Landfall along the southeastern NC coast is expected Friday morning. Complete Florence coverage >> https://buff.ly/2CP8Tt6

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

There are no watches or warnings in effect for the CSRA.

EXPECTED IMPACTS

Winds: 40% - 60% chance of tropical storm force winds (greater than 39 mph), Saturday & Sunday. Gusts may range from 20 to 30 mph with a few gusts up to 40 mph. Scattered power and communications outages with some roads impassable due to large debris.

Rainfall: 3-6” in the CSRA through Monday

Tornadoes: Tornadoes will be possible along and to the right of the track of Florence, especially in South Carolina, Saturday & Sunday.

POTENTIAL TIMING OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS

The most likely arrival time for tropical storm force wind is late Friday. Strong winds may continue into Sunday.

CONFIDENCE

Any shift farther to the south in the track would increase rainfall totals across the area, and increase the threat for tornadoes.

RECOVERY PHASE WEATHER ISSUES

Florence’s slow storm movement after landfall may bring an extended period of heavy rainfall through the weekend into early next week.


9/13/18 8 a.m. update: Florence remains a Category 2 storm with winds of 110 mph. The storm has slowed down, moving to the northwest at 12 mph. It will continue to slow down later today and drift west toward southeastern NC tonight. Landfall along the southeastern NC coast is expected Friday morning. Complete Florence coverage >> https://buff.ly/2CP8Tt6

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

There are no watches or warnings in effect for the CSRA.

EXPECTED IMPACTS

Winds: 40% - 60% chance of tropical storm force winds (greater than 39 mph), Saturday & Sunday. Gusts may range from 20 to 30 mph with a few gusts up to 40 mph. Scattered power and communications outages with some roads impassable due to large debris.

Rainfall: 3-6” in the CSRA through Monday

Tornadoes: Tornadoes will be possible along and to the right of the track of Florence, especially in South Carolina, Saturday & Sunday.

POTENTIAL TIMING OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS

The most likely arrival time for tropical storm force wind is late Friday. Strong winds may continue into Sunday.

CONFIDENCE

Any shift farther to the south in the track would increase rainfall totals across the area, and increase the threat for tornadoes.

RECOVERY PHASE WEATHER ISSUES

Florence’s slow storm movement after landfall may bring an extended period of heavy rainfall through the weekend into early next week.


9/13/18 5 a.m. update: Florence is a Category 2 storm with winds of 110 mph. The storm is moving to the northwest at 15 mph and is expected to slow down later today and drift west toward southeastern NC. Landfall is expected early Friday. Complete Florence coverage >> https://buff.ly/2CP8Tt6

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

There are no watches or warnings in effect for the CSRA.

EXPECTED IMPACTS

Winds: 40% - 60% chance of tropical storm force winds (greater than 39 mph), Saturday & Sunday. Gusts may range from 20 to 30 mph with a few gusts up to 40 mph. Scattered power and communications outages with some roads impassable due to large debris.

Rainfall: 3-6” in the CSRA through Monday

Tornadoes: Tornadoes will be possible along and to the right of the track of Florence, especially in South Carolina, Saturday & Sunday.

POTENTIAL TIMING OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS

The most likely arrival time for tropical storm force wind is late Friday. Strong winds may continue into Sunday.

CONFIDENCE

Any shift farther to the south in the track would increase rainfall totals across the area, and increase the threat for tornadoes.

RECOVERY PHASE WEATHER ISSUES

Florence’s slow storm movement after landfall may bring an extended period of heavy rainfall through the weekend into early next week.


9/12/18 2 p.m.: Greater chance of tropical storm force wind speeds across Midlands with highest chances (60%-80%) in the eastern Midlands and Pee Dee region in South Carolina. The more southern track has also increased the risk for tornadoes and flash flooding. Florence remains a dangerous Cat 4 with max winds of 130 mph with a NW movement of 15 mph.

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

There are no watches or warnings in effect for the Midlands or Central Savannah River Area. However, Tropical Storm Watches may be needed for our easternmost counties with the next full update at 5 p.m..

EXPECTED IMPACTS

Winds: 60% - 80% chance of tropical storm force winds (39 mph) in the eastern forecast area. Gusts may range from 40 to 50 mph with a few gusts up to 60 mph. Scattered power and communications outages with some roads impassable due to large debris.

Rainfall: 2-4” in the CSRA, 3-7” in the central Midlands, 6-10” in northern forecast area.

Tornadoes: Tornadoes will be possible along and to the right of the track of Florence, including the Midlands, Pee Dee and Catawba Regions, this is especially in South Carolina.

POTENTIAL TIMING OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS

The most likely arrival time for tropical storm force wind is Friday morning. Strong winds may continue into late Sunday.

CONFIDENCE

Any shift farther to the south in the track would increase rainfall totals across the area, and increase the threat for tornadoes.

RECOVERY PHASE WEATHER ISSUES

Florence’s slow storm movement after landfall may bring an extended period of heavy rainfall through the weekend into early next week.


11 AM 9/12 FLORENCE UPDATE: Not much change in the strength or expected track of Florence. It is still a Category 4 storm with winds of 130 mph. The storm is now moving northwest at 15 mph. Florence is expected to slow down as it approaches the Carolina coast over the next several days. It is looking more likely that the CSRA could see wind and heavy rain from the storm this weekend into early next week. Tropical storm force winds and several inches of rain are possible, depending on the exact track of the storm. Download the WFXG First Alert Weather app to stay updated on the storm.

Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.

  • Video Forecast

Powered by Frankly