Florence Update: Tropical Depression Florence to move through NC Mountains

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Florence, now a tropical depression, has started to turn north and is picking up speed. This will take the center of the storm near Asheville tonight into early Monday morning.

Rain bands over Eastern NC will slowly break up. We will see less frequent showers Sunday night and into the start of the work week. Winds have returned to more normal speeds in our area.

Heavy rains that fall to the west and northwest of our area will need to drain through our area rivers, so while the storm surge flooding event is now over, river flooding of record breaking proportion is happening for some rivers. Check other stories on our website for river level details.

Tropical Depression Florence
Currents as of 11pm Sunday
Category: Tropical Depression
Sustained Winds: 30 mph
Pressure: 1007 mb
Movement: North 10 mph
Location: 35.5N, 82.2W, over the NC Mountains

A few remaining rain bands will produce periods of rain with some downpours. Rain will become less frequent.

River Levels: A few rivers in the area will crest at record height. Other rivers will continue to swell through mid week. See other stories on this website for more details.

Peak Wind Gusts
New River Inlet: 112 mph
Fort Macon: 105 mph
Cape Lookout: 97 mph
Cherry Point: 87 mph
Jacksonville: 86 mph
Croatan: 81 mph
Frisco Woods: 80 mph
Ocracoke: 80 mph

Many areas over southern counties will end up with 15-30" of total rainfall. New totals will be added to this story as we receive them. Swansboro has already broken the North Carolina record for most rain from any weather system at over 30 inches.