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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) –
Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach at 7:15 a.m. Friday. The storm is now a tropical depression and should move northward away from the Carolinas in the coming days. In the not too distant future, a front will work in once Florence departs, bringing some much needed high pressure and by comparison, “good weather”.
MONDAY AND TUESDAY FORECAST DETAILS: Lingering scattered showers and storms will be possible as Florence, whether it be a tropical depression of remnant low, scoots toward the Ohio Valley. Clouds will vary, but temperatures will likely grow from the mid 70s to the mid 80s amid south breezes.
EXTENDED FORECAST: High pressure will move in by the middle of the week, which means plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the middle and upper 80s during the day, and 70s at night. This will no doubt aide crews working to restore services and clean up following the storm. Widespread lowland flooding will continue to be unavoidable; some spots that have never flooded will flood especially along rivers and estuaries. Read more about the record-setting river levels here.
National Weather Service-issued Flash Flood Warnings continue for all of southeastern North Carolina.
ELSEWHERE IN THE TROPICS:Tropical Depression Joyce does not pose a threat to the Carolinas. Joyce will curve to the northeast out in the open Atlantic. There is also a broad area of low pressure, associated with the remnants of Issac, located near Jamaica in the central Caribbean Sea. The odds for any tropical development with this area will be low through midweek.
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