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Weather Update: Hurricane Florence

Post Date:09/13/2018 10:28 AM

10:30 a.m.,Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018: According to the most recent forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS), Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall on the coasts of North and South Carolina sometime on Friday. Gwinnett County is among the counties listed that will likely feel the effects of the hurricane.

The NWS service reports that today and tonight residents living in north and central Georgia may experience isolated to scattered thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening. The main hazard will be occasional lightning. Heavy rainfall and gusty winds will also be possible.

Friday through Wednesday: The NWS reports that the remnants of Florence are expected to affect the eastern portions of north and Central Georgia later Saturday into Monday. How much rain and wind will depend on the actual track of Florence but some areas near the Savannah river valley could see wind gusts of 25 to 45 mph and rainfall of 2 to 4 inches.

Please continue to monitor your local forecast for updates. And, in case of an emergency, call 911 immediately.

Now you can get up-to-the-minute information using the city's Weather Watch GIS programWhen you click on the link, please allow a few minutes for the data to load. You'll be able to get a myriad of details on the storm.

Weather map showing path of Hurricane Florence as of Sept. 13, 2018