The 11 p.m. update shows Hurricane Florence making landfall as a Category 1 storm.
BREAKING: #HurricaneFlorence has weakened to a category one storm with sustained winds at 90 mph. #WCNCFlorence
With Florence in close proximity to the coast, severe wind gusts and rain have already knocked out power to over 150,000 residents.
Already a 1 foot rainfall report from Atlantic Beach, NC. #Florence #ncwx
According to WRAL, the newest projection shows the hurricane has slowed considerably, and is expected to strike Wilmington around 8 am.
That's later than earlier estimates, which showed it making landfall around 2 am.
At this time, the abundance of power outages have occurred in eastern North Carolina.
Make no mistake about it, despite the storm being downgraded again, Florence is still expected to bring lingering rain to the area -- Which could lead to catastrophic flooding.
Cumberland County could see an upwards of 20 inches of rain from this storm. Currently, Fayettville is experiencing 40 mph winds.
1110 PM... Recent wind gust to 40 MPH at Fayetteville (FAY) and a gust to 39 MPH at Goldsboro (GSB). #ncwx
Charlotte could still see 8 to 11 inches of rain over the weekend.
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