Hurricane Dorian 9/4/19 Update
Good Wednesday afternoon everyone. Hurricane Dorian is beginning to move through the Carolina coastline. Let's take a look at the latest track of the storm and then I will give you details on what to expect at the coast and right here in Rowan County.
Dorian is expected to remain a Category 2 hurricane as it moves along the Carolina coastline The storm is going to come dangerously close to making landfall near Carteret County along the outerbanks. The risk continues for life-threatening storm surge and dangerous winds along the southeast coast from Florida into Virginia. Regardless of the exact track of Dorian's center. Water levels could rise well in advance of the storms winds. Residents along the coast should follow the advise given by local emergency officials.
Storm surge could cause inland flooding of 3 feet or more. Please stay weather aware and continue to monitor local weather outlets along the coast for up to the minute information.
By 5pm Thursday evening we could see wind gust along the coast of around 75-80 miles per hour. Here in Rowan County we could see gust of up to 40 miles per hour from Dorian.
By 8pm Thursday evening we could see rainfall totals along the coast of 3 to 6 inches will the center of circulation still along the South Carolina coast. Here in Rowan County we are unlikely to see any rainfall accumulation. We will mainly just see the occasional wind guts of up to 40 miles per hour form the storm.
Flash Flooding will likely become a concern in the eastern Carolinas tonight into Friday. There is a high risk of flash flooding along coastal sections of the Carolinas. Where significant life threatening flash flooding is expected. I will continue to keep you updated right here and on social media with the latest on Hurricane Dorian. As always thank you for following Rowan County Weather!