Savannah, Ga. (WTGS FOX 28) — As of Saturday Evening, Florence is barely holding on to its Tropical Storm status. It has max winds at 45 mph. I anticipated Florence would weaken once it made landfall in North Carolina. I also expect Florence to be downgraded to a Depression by Sunday afternoon.
Tropical Storm Florence is 45 miles away from Florence, SC right now. It is continuing to move West at 2 MPH. I am concerned about the storm’s movement. Because Florence is slowly coming to a halt, some areas in North Carolina have seen about 30 inches of rain. This has led to significant flooding and power outages. Another 10 inches of rain could still fall. Florence is essentially doing what Hurricane Harvey did to the Houston area last year.
As of Saturday evening, it seems Florence wanted to stay closer to Northern South Carolina. This is why we didn’t see the rain that we were expecting for our area. North and West of Savannah in Hampton and Jasper, South Carolina did see some rain today. Beaufort, SC also saw some light showers.
The wind will continue to gust up to 40 miles per hour. Already, we have seen gusts as high as 36 miles per hour in Savannah and more than 30 in Statesboro. That has led to a few power outages in Beaufort and Jasper counties.
A few light showers are expected for Savannah and areas North of Savannah on Saturday night. Any showers will be light to moderate. No major rain fall is expected.
Sunday, we do have another shot at rain in Savannah and North of the city. However, these showers will be light to moderate. Many of us will even see partly sunny skies.
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