East Coast Storm Team discusses Hurricane Florence – 11 a.m. Wednesday update

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(NEXSTAR) — A team of Nexstar East Coast meteorologists are hosting live discussions every day until Hurricane Florence passes. After their discussions end, they will be posted here.

Florence’s track has moved a bit south; the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center says Florence could stall and batter the coastline of the Carolinas before making landfall.
Hurricane Florence’s winds are at 130 mph as of the NHC 11 a.m. ET advisory on Wednesday.

Florence remains a Category 4 hurricane and is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge and rain to parts of the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic states.

As of 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Hurricane Florence was about 485 miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina and is about 520 miles east-southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Florence is moving northwest at 15 mph.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 70 miles and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles.

Some strengthening is forecast through tonight. While some weakening is expected to begin by late Thursday, 

Florence is still forecast to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane when it nears
the U.S. coast on Friday.

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