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Here's The Latest Update On Hurricane Florence As It Approaches The Coast

The 11 p.m. update of Hurricane Florence has just been released.

Earlier, we reported the storm had been downgraded to a Category 3 storm.

Now, the hurricane has been downgraded again, to a Category 2 storm.

According to CBS 17, while the intensity of the storm has weakened, catastrophic conditions are still expected.

At this time, the predicted path suggests Florence will make landfall along the Carolina coast in the early hours of the morning on Friday.

NBC News on Twitter

Ahead of Category 2 Hurricane Florence, NHC warns of: * "Life-threatening storm surge" along southeastern US coast * "Catastrophic flash flooding" in Carolinas * "Damaging hurricane-force winds" along NC and SC coasts Latest: https://t.co/l2ICMiTV1Z

In Charlotte, forecasters are calling for between 8 to 11 inches of rain over the weekend. (Source: WCNC)

In Fayetteville, that number is much higher -- With 20 inches of rain possible. (Source: Fayetteville Observer)

In the CSRA, folks could see about four inches of rain over the weekend.

Kevin Coskren on Twitter

11PM #Florence Update: Hurricane Florence is a CAT2 hurricane, w/ MAX winds of 110mph & Tropical Storm Winds (39+mph) extending out nearly 200 miles from its center. Devastating wind/rain will arrive to the SE U.S. Coast Friday. Track it here https://t.co/x0KlrrniOp

Flooding remains a big concern for Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and potentially Virginia as well.

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