LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Hurricane Florence remains a Category 2 storm this morning.
But this doesn’t change the forecast— extensive flooding will occur in the Carolinas. Rainfall totals of 10" to 20, possibly 30" are likely near the coast. Some locally higher amounts are also possible.
Heavy rain also remains a concern across Virginia with rainfall totals of 2" to 5" possible early next week. A few amounts could exceed 5" in the mountains of SW Virginia.
Due to the continued southerly track of the storm into the Carolinas, our heaviest rain won’t fall until Sunday, Monday and possibly Tuesday. You can expect breezy and wet weather to increase Sunday and Monday.
For the Carolinas:
The local area:
While widespread flash flooding is not expected right now, we will be closely monitoring the potential for flash flooding late this weekend and into next week.