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Hurricane Florence weakens, slows as it hits East Coast

Hurricane Florence weakens, slows as it hits East Coast

Hurricane Florence remains on track to make landfall in the Carolinas. An updated projection shows the Category 2 storm traveling closer to the Virginia Peninsula early next week after it makes landfall.

Williamsburg, James City and York counties remain under a coastal flood warning until 6 a.m. Sunday. Tropical storm conditions are possible Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm is traveling west-northwest at 5 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour, according to the storm projection released by the National Hurricane Center at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

The storm has weakened and slowed considerably as it has approached the...

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