Florence downgraded to Tropical Storm, life-threatening conditions continue

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Not much has changed with the Florence forecast. Winds are only down slightly. They are still at 60 mph. The storm is slowly drifting WSW at 5 mph.

The storm has been hugging the coast all day but will slowly (because it has done everything slowly) start to turn more inland overnight. Conditions should start to deteriorate during the day on Saturday. We could still be looking at winds of 30-40mph with gusts up to 50mph. Rain totals haven’t backed off any. We are still looking at 5-6” of rain for just about anyone. Our South Carolina counties could possibly pick up over a foot of rain. So could the eastern slopes of the mountains.

Be safe and enjoy some time inside this weekend!

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