Ware Mechanical Weather update: Florence pounding North Carolina.  Here: Some gusts Saturday afternoon; trace of rain Sunday. Also: Mid 90s today, Saturday; heat index of 101.

Ware Mechanical Weather update: Florence pounding North Carolina. Here: Some gusts Saturday afternoon; trace of rain Sunday. Also: Mid 90s today, Saturday; heat index of 101.

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HURRICANE FLORENCE: Click here for the full advisory

  • The latest: 90-mph winds as hurricane slams coastal North Carolina. Florence came ashore this morning, moving toward the west-northwest near 6 mph (9 km/h). A turn toward the west at a slow forward speed is expected today, followed by a slow west-southwestward motion tonight and Saturday. On the forecast track, the center of Florence is expected to move inland across extreme southeastern North Carolina and extreme eastern South Carolina Friday and Saturday. Florence will then move generally northward across the western Carolinas and the central Appalachian Mountains early next week.

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Local impact:  As of Friday afternoon, the forecast called for gusts Saturday of 15 mph or higher; light rain on Sunday.

FORECAST

This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 101. North wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 72. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 99. North wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. North wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. North wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.

 

 

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