Florence Could Dump Substantial Rain in Parts of Connecticut
A deluge of rain due to Hurricane Florence could possibly soak parts of New York and Connecticut early next week.
The latest forecast model from the National Hurricane Center is predicting between 1 and 4 inches of rain will fall in parts of Connecticut and New York. Even though Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm, the massive amount of rain it carries with it is predicted to move much farther inland than anticipated. Both North Carolina and South Carolina will feel the brunt of this monstrous storm.
The Myrtle Beach/Wilmington area is expecting up to 40 inches of rain! That's 3.3 feet of water! Storm surges in that area are expected to be 9 to 13 feet, which is absolutely devastating to anyone or anything in its path.
The current track of the storm has it making landfall early Friday morning in the lower Outer Banks of North Carolina and then it will hang a left toward South Carolina before heading west and then possibly north. We all know that could change at a moment's notice. Up to 3 million people are expected to lose power.