The Florence hurricane is fueling the United States and could cause "catastrophic" floods with a combination of 40 inches of rainfall and a 13-foot surge.
The eye of the storm is about to meet land near the border between North Carolina and South Carolina on Saturday, according to the latest information from the National Hurricane Center.
The storm, however, will be felt long before then, according to the last trace, which predicts that the hurricane will stop just offshore for more than 24 hours before hitting the ground.
The center's latest forecast, published Wednesday, August 5, indicates that the storm's eye should hit the coast beyond the popular tourist resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
The track has moved 120 miles south from Tuesday's warnings, which had suggested the part most the storm could land in North Carolina at Swansboro or Sneads Ferry, city close to the city of Jacksonville.
National Hurricane Center forecasts are subject to change and the storm trace, visible in the map below, could change significantly.
The center has only a few fixed points where it believes the storm will be, and the rest of the track will be created by drawing straight lines between them. The likely destination of the storm is usually expressed as falling into a wider cone to reflect this uncertainty.