...FLORENCE CONTINUES TO PRODUCE WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAINS OVER MUCH OF NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHERN SOUTH CAROLINA... ...FLASH FLOODING AND MAJOR RIVER FLOODING WILL CONTINUE OVER A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THE CAROLINAS...
Flash flood warnings are currently in effect across a large portion of southeastern North Carolina and portions of far northeastern South Carolina. Flash flood watches are in effect across much of North Carolina...northern South Carolina and portions of Southwest Virginia.
Tropical Depression Florence is centered at 11 a.m. EDT inland over South Carolina about 40 miles (65 km) west of Columbia. It's moving toward the north-northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue through the day on Sunday. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Florence is expected to produce heavy and excessive rainfall in the following areas... Southeastern...Central and western North Carolina, far northern South Carolina into far southwest Virginia, southeastern North Carolina and far northeast South Carolina: Additional 3 to 6 inches of rain...with isolated maximum of 8 inches possible...with storm total accumulations of 30 to 40 inches likely. These rainfall amounts will produce catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged significant river flooding. Central and Western North Carolina, far northern South Carolina and far southwest Virginia: Additional 5 to 10 inches of rain, with storm total accumulations of 15 to 20 inches likely. These rainfall amounts will produce flash flooding and an elevated risk for landslides in western North Carolina and far southwest Virginia. West-central Virginia: 2 to 4 inches, isolated 6 inches. This rainfall will result in flash flooding and potentially lead to some river flooding.
The following map will show road conditions of all construction, maintenance, and hazardous weather events in which SCDOT is aware which may affect travel. These Road Conditions are on SCDOT maintained roads only. ... See MoreSee Less