Looks like Florence is going to chug right up the middle of the alley in North Carolina. Landfall at or near Wilmington as a major hurricane and could still be a hurricane when it reaches Fayetteville/Fort Bragg. Could still be an organized tropical depression when it reaches Mount Airy,although it will quickly go post tropical and disintegrate once it crosses into the Appalachian Mountains.
I had intended to go down to North Carolina this week, but under the circumstances, this would not be a good time to do that.
Going to be quite a mess as all of Florence’s path from Wilmington to just past Fort Bragg is in the low lying Atlantic Coast plain, before it hits the interior Piedmont. The people living past the fall line don’t have too much to worry about, but the people leaving east of the fall line are going to have a mess.