Will Hurricane Florence Hit High Point, NC? [Sept. 13]

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Getty Will Hurricane Florence hit High Point, NC?

Hurricane Florence is heading toward North Carolina’s coast, but when will the storm hit High Point, North Carolina?

Right now, the National Weather Service office for High Point, NC, which operates out of Greensboro, Piedmont Triad International Airport (KGSO), is warning of tropical storm conditions from Thursday until Saturday. Be aware that could change as the hurricane shifts. Here’s the extended forecast for High Point as of the evening of September 13, 2018:

NWS

For comparison purposes, here’s the forecast from September 12.

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NWSHigh Point NC weather forecast

Get the latest spaghetti model plots here. According to NCDOT, “The storm is expected to make landfall near Wilmington on Thursday with impacts starting Wednesday.”

“We face three critical threats from Florence: ocean surge along our coast, strong winds, and inland flooding from heavy rain,” Gov. Cooper said. “Wherever you live in North Carolina, you need to get ready for this storm now, and you need to evacuate if asked to.” You can see a listing of counties that ordered evacuations as of September 11, 2018.

You can see updated radar imagery for the High Point area here. See the hourly forecast here. It’s for Raleigh.

The NWS hazardous weather outlook for central North Carolina reports the following:

Hazardous weather is not expected on Tuesday. However, Wednesday through Monday, “Hurricane Florence is forecast to be a very powerful, major hurricane on its approach to the coast of the Southeast U.S. late Wednesday through early Friday. The associated risk of life-threatening impacts well inland into central North Carolina, including damaging wind, tornadoes, and prolonged, extremely heavy rainfall, is increasing.”

Here’s the hazardous weather outlook for the area as of September 13, 2018 in the evening:

“Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
525 PM EDT Thu Sep 13 2018

NCZ021>025-038-039-073-074-083-141100-
Forsyth-Guilford-Alamance-Orange-Durham-Davidson-Randolph-Stanly-
Montgomery-Anson-
525 PM EDT Thu Sep 13 2018

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING…

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for central North Carolina.

.DAY ONE…Tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

Flash Flood Watch.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Friday through Wednesday.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

Flash Flood Watch.”


High Point, North Carolina Extended Forecast

This is the extended forecast for High Point, North Carolina, starting with September 13, 2018:

“Tonight (September 13, 2018)
Tropical storm conditions possible. A chance of showers, mainly after 11pm. The rain could be heavy at times. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday
Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Cloudy, with a high near 78. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night
Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers likely. The rain could be heavy at times. Cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Saturday
Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 76. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 2 and 3 inches possible.

Saturday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 70. Breezy, with a northeast wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Sunday
Showers. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 75. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Sunday Night
Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday
Showers likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday Night
Showers likely. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Tuesday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly clear, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday
A chance of showers. Sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly clear, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 82.”

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