MIAMI - Hurricane Florence weakened back to a tropical storm Thursday night, but Severe Weather Center 9 continues to monitor the system and warns that the Carolinas need to be alert as the forecast track is still undetermined.
Florence, which was once a Category 4 hurricane, is experiencing a strong vertical wind shear that has torn it apart, but the storm is expected to re-intensify late Friday afternoon or evening as it moves over warmer water and the winds stop shearing the system.
As of Friday morning, the models suggest Florence will become a Category 1 hurricane on Sunday, then upgrade to a Category 2 on Monday, and possibly a Category 3 on Wednesday.
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#Florence will restrengthen back to a hurricane this weekend as it gets close to the east coast. Too early to stay exactly where it is heading. At 6 am, I'm looking over all the possibilities. pic.twitter.com/xsEAolaGQF— Keith Monday (@kmondayWSOC9) September 7, 2018