The Tropical Storm warnings associated with Florence in the Lowcountry were canceled Saturday morning after the threat of the storm in the Lowcountry continued to move inland toward the Midlands.
Florence is currently about 40 miles west of Myrtle Beach and has maximum sustained winds near 45 mph.
At 11 a.m., the center of Florence was over eastern South Carolina near latitude 33.6 North, longitude 79.6 West.
National Hurricane Center officials say Florence is moving toward the west-southwest near 5 mph. A turn toward the west and northwest is expected through the weekend and the storm is forecast to turn north through the Ohio Valley on Monday.
Live 5 Chief Meteorologist Bill Walsh says Florence is slowly moving west-southwest at 5 mph with rain and gusty winds expected to affect the Tri-County early Saturday morning and throughout the day.
"The effects to the Lowcountry will all depend on how big Florence's dip into South Carolina is," Walsh said.
Possible effects include tree damage, power outages, damaging winds and heavy rainfall.
Below is a breakdown of expected impacts in the Lowcountry:
"The storm is moving really slow through the region," Walsh said."If it was moving faster we would have lesser impacts."
South Carolina is expecting lots of rain and wind over the next few days.
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