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Florence makes landfall, tropics are still busy

Florence makes landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina around 7:15 AM (EDT).

Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina as a Category 1 Hurricane at 7:15 AM (E.D.T.), per the National Hurricane Center.

Wilmington International Airport felt a peak wind gust of 105 miles per hour (m.p.h.), which was the highest gust reported since 1958 during Hurricane Helene.

The impacts from Florence will continue for days for the Carolinas as Florence slowly moves inland.

Significant storm surge and catastrophic flooding will be the primary threats.

For a full advisory from the National Hurricane Center, click here.

Aside from Florence, there are three named storms in the Atlantic Basin -- Helene, Isaac, and Joyce.

Isaac has weakened into a tropical depression as it tracks westward in the Caribbean. It is forecast to continue to weaken and may even dissipate over the next few days. Do not let your guard down -- storms can regenerate.

Invest 95L is a very unorganized area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico. It has a low chance of forming into a tropical depression before it moves toward Texas today. It will likely bring heavy rain and gusty winds to Texas and Northeastern Mexico through Saturday.

Tropical Storm Helene is moving to the north in the Atlantic and will eventually move into the Northeastern Atlantic, away from the United States.

Tropical Storm Joyce is located near Helene in the Atlantic and is traveling to the southwest. Eventually, Joyce will loop around and move out toward the Northeastern Atlantic, as well.

Stay up to the date with the First Warning Channel 3 Weather Team on-air and online!


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