Florence weakens below tropical storm limits

Posted: Sep 16, 2018 8:45 AM -04:00 Updated:

Florence is no longer a tropical storm Sunday morning, but that doesn't mean North Carolina is out of the woods.

Heavy rain on the eastern side of Florence is still reeking havoc on North Carolina, and will likely continue to do so until sometime Monday.

Florence is finally starting to pick up a bit of speed, now moving at 8 miles an hour, and this is some good news as it means the steering flows are setting back up, which will eventually take Florence away from the Carolinas and out to sea.

It will still likely be at least the middle of the week before what is left of Florence will be out of people's hair, and by then the cleanup can begin in the Carolinas. After the heavy rain subsides, however, the National Hurricane Center warns of potential landslides.

Remember, just because a storm weakens, doesn't mean the threats are over. This is most definitely the case with Florence these next 24-36 hours.