As Hurricane Florence hits the Carolina Coast, forecasters say it may drop to a tropical storm, but the slow-moving system is sure to bring a deluge of rain to the area.
Forecasts place Delaware north of the storm system which has hit the Carolina coast and is expected to move west. Delaware could get up to 3 inches of rain over the next few days, according to the Weather Underground.
The National Weather Service warned North Carolina residents of life-threatening storm surge and rainfall as heavy rainbands with tropical storm force winds reached the outerbanks and southeastern North Carlina.
“Hurricane Florence will bring life-threatening storm surge, flash flooding, and destructive winds to much of the North and South Carolina coastline over the next several days. Florence is expected to stall or move very slowly along the coast bringing a prolonged period of dangerous conditions to the region,” the NWS posted on its website Sept. 13.
The Cape Gazette will continue to post storm updates at capegazette.com.