Hurricane Florence Forecast To Shift South [VIDEO]

The Weather Channel reports:

Hurricane Florence is forecast to move slowly through the Carolinas and Southeast through this weekend and will cause catastrophic inland rainfall flooding, life-threatening storm surge and destructive winds. As of Wednesday morning, Florence was centered more than 500 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, moving west-northwestward.

Florence is being steered toward the coast of the Carolinas by a strong dome of high pressure aloft over the western Atlantic Ocean. However, the track forecast has now become less certain. That high-pressure dome aloft over the western Atlantic is now expected to weaken Thursday into Friday.

This will mean winds steering Florence will collapse for a time, slowing Florence’s forward speed to a crawl as its center near the coast from Thursday night into Friday. With low wind shear and warm ocean water, Florence could gain a little more strength through early Thursday.