Will Hurricane Florence Hit Winston-Salem, NC? When?

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The city of Winston-Salem, North Carolina is directly in the path of Hurricane Florence, the category 3 storm that’s headed towards the east coast and predicted to make landfall on Thursday evening.

For Winston-Salem residents wondering what to expect with weather conditions over the next week, here’s what you need to know.


Seven Day Forecast for Winston-Salem, N.C.

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National Weather Service

Per the National Weather Service, here’s the seven-day forecast for Winston-Salem, which predicts tropical storm conditions potentially starting as early as Thursday night.
This Afternoon: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Northeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Northeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Northeast wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Thursday Night: Tropical storm conditions possible. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday: Tropical storm conditions possible. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night: Tropical storm conditions possible. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday: Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Saturday Night: Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night: A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Shelters Available in the Winston-Salem Area for Hurricane Florence

As of Wednesday, the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum will be available as a shelter for evacuated residents. Additionally, all Winston-Salem schools will be closed on Thursday and Friday.

No Flash Flood Warning for Winston-Salem as of Wednesday

As of Wednesday, there are no severe weather warnings or advisories in effect for Winston-Salem, per Accuweather.

 

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