The news is not good at all concerning hurricane Florence. The NHC reports that winds are now near 140 mph and additional strengthening is expected. It is possible that Florence could reach the dreaded category five threshold at some point.
The main thing to keep in mind for right now is that Florence will be an enormous hurricane with a huge wind field. This will push a deadly storm surge in to the coast as well as spread hurricane force winds inland a good distance. It is also obvious that the rain threat will be significant as well, resulting in another major flood disaster for portions of the Mid-Atlantic.
I have prepared an afternoon video update on Florence and the other systems we are tracking. I will post another video discussion and blog update tomorrow morning.
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