Main impacts from Hurricane Florence are likely to be life-threatening storm surge, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said. Flooding from rain as Florence moves slowly onto land and weakens is also a threat for inland parts of these states.
TRENDING: Carolinas brace for extremely dangerous Hurricane Florence
Florence is expected to reach the coast sometime Thursday, possibly as a major hurricane, but the strong winds will arrive sooner.
States like South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia are preparing for impacts later this week. Even further into the mid-Atlantic some effects could be felt from heavy rain and wind. Stay tuned in to the forecast with tropical alerts that can be turned on with the WHIO Weather App.