She's not done with us just yet. Hurricane Florence will make landfall as a strong category 1 storm Friday. Torrential rain, damaging winds and deadly storm surge will push into the Carolinas for the next 24 to 36 hours. After the storm weakens on shore, it will eventually make its way to the northeast bringing more heavy rain, gusty winds and some marginal severe weather.
Ironically, the same atmospheric set-up working in Maryland's favor and keeping Florence away, will help bring it north to the Mid-Atlantic. (Image Above)
The Soggy Pattern Continues
Over the next 5 Days, there will be at least a chance of rain. Friday brings the threat for some gusty winds and rain, which may be heavy at times. You'll notice below that the rain is expected to ramp back up next Monday & Tuesday - that's the return of Florence.
What Will the Impacts Be?
Rain could be heavy enough to bring a slight risk of flooding and winds could pick up with gusts anywhere from 30 to 40 mph. If the leftovers of the storm are close enough to Maryland it could knock down some trees and power lines - since the ground is so soft.