Florence path trends farther south as of the latest update

Hurricane Florence early Wednesday morning

The 5am update from the National Hurricane Center on Florence depicts more of a southerly course for the storm as it moves closer to land late this week and into the weekend. All model guidance has depicted this shift over the past 24 hours and the official track has responded.

This is good news for the DC area with little impacts other than a few showers and breezy winds expected into the weekend. Coastal flooding will surely be a factor along the Potomac and Chesapeake Bay so for those of you along the water, be sure to monitor the latest forecasts from the National Weather Service.

As far as the forecast for our area for the next few days, here’s what we can expect:

Thursday –
Breezy winds 10-15 mph out of the ENE
High temperatures around 80 degrees
A few isolated showers and storms

Friday –
Breezy winds 10-20 mph out of the NE with higher winds along the Bay and Potomac
Coastal flooding will be possible to likely
Scattered showers will be likely with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s.

Saturday –
Coastal flooding along the Bay and Potomac will be likely and on-going
Breezy ENE winds around 10 to 20 mph along with mostly cloudy skies
A few showers will also be possible.

Sunday –
Mostly cloudy, still breezy with winds around 10-20 mph out of the east
Continued coastal flooding threat
High temperatures in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees

The remnants of Florence will be in question into the weekend and early next week as the steering flow doesn’t give us much to go on. Model spread is rather large that far out but our region will have the potential for some heavy rainfall, more breezy winds and possibly some storms into the start of the week.

Continue to keep an eye on the forecast as Florence will continue to be on of the main players in the forecast over the next 7 days. We will be with you around the clock to keep you ahead and on top of the latest changes and updates.

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