BLOG: Tropical Storm Hermine could impact Charlotte area

BLOG: Tropical Storm Hermine could impact Charlotte area

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - TS Hermine track is moving closer to Charlotte...

As of the latest NHC update, the official forecast track looks to be moving through the Sandhills - and farther INLAND than the original forecast. Here's what it means for us:

Thursday will be unsettled but not because of the tropical storm - which will be in the Gulf of Mexico until Thursday night. During the day a cold front will move in from the northwest and bring a chance for showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the low 90s.

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Thursday night, TS Hermine will make landfall along the Florida Panhandle, most likely as a category 1 hurricane, and push northeast. We should start to see showers as early as Friday morning and they will pick up during the day. If you have holiday weekend travel plans on Friday, conditions likely won't be the best.

By late in the afternoon into the evening, rain could be heavy at times. This will affect Friday night football games – when heavy rain could be falling. The storm will stay to our east but make the closest pass to the WBTV viewing area overnight on Friday. Gusty winds and localized flooding are certainly a possibility.

Right now, it appears the rain will end abruptly Saturday morning as the storm lifts quickly to the northeast. Highs will be in the low 80s. Sunday and Monday will be quite nice across the Carolinas.

Highs will be in the low to mid 80s with dry conditions and low humidity.

Some areas of the Carolinas are already under a Tropical Storm Watch.

Stay tuned! We'll keep you updated on the very latest.

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