Updated track of Hurricane Florence poses higher threat to Midlands

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The National Weather Service reported as of 11 p.m. Tuesday night, that the official track of Hurricane Florence has continued to shift slightly southwest, and now shows a track across inland northern South Carolina.

According to the NWS, the regions in their forecast area with the highest threat for significant impacts are the Pee Dee area, and the northern Midlands area (north of I-20). There will be an increasing threat to the remainder of the Midlands if the track continues to shift southward.

The possibility for changes in the track and intensity will continue throughout the coming days.

The NWS also reported that there is potential for isolated tornadoes along and to the right of the track of Florence, generally north of I-20 and east of I-77. Rainfall is predicted to be approximately 2 to 4 inches in the Midlands, with localized amounts of up to 6 inches near the North Carolina/South Carolina border.

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