TRACKING DORIAN: Dorian continues moving northeast; threat turns to North Carolina

South Carolina will see an improving forecast as Dorian pushes northeast.

TRACKING DORIAN: Dorian continues moving northeast; threat turns to North Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - At 8 p.m., Dorian was still a powerful Cat 2 hurricane. The eye wall of the storm was near Cape Fear, N.C.

The storm will continue to push bands of rainfall over portions of the Palmetto State, including the eastern Midlands, tonight.

Look at the projected track of Hurricane Dorian as of 8 p.m.:

Take a look at futurecast, which shows the eye of the storm moving past South Carolina as of 10 p.m. Thursday:

Tropical Storm Warnings are still in effect in several counties in the Midlands. Along the coast, all counties are under a Hurricane Warning.

Tracking Dorian Highlights

  • Dorian is hitting the coast of South Carolina with rain, wind and storm surge.
  • All watches and warnings have been canceled for the Midlands.
  • The storm continues moving northeast toward North Carolina.

Dorian: 8 PM Update

  • Winds: 100 mph
  • Category: 2
  • Movement: NE at 10 mph
  • Pressure: 964 mb
  • 30 miles S of Cape Fear, NC

The eye of Hurricane Dorian is now off the South Carolina coast and will continue moving northeast toward North Carolina.

The current track remains consistent, with the center of the storm most likely making landfall in Eastern North Carolina on Friday.

As the storm moves northeast into North Carolina tonight, the threat for rain, wind and storm surge will decrease in South Carolina.

Damage reports have come in from several areas, most near and along the coast. More than a hundred thousand customers are without power at this time, according to officials with Dominion.

There are no more active watches and warnings for the Midlands.

Parts of the South Carolina coast are under a Hurricane Warning.

Click or tap here to see all the warnings in effect in Florida and along the S.C. coast.

Myrtle Beach is seeing high winds. There was also a possible tornado spotted in the North Myrtle Beach area, where a Tornado Watch is in effect.

There is not a threat of tornadoes in the Midlands.

Funnel cloud in N. Myrtle Beach

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Posted by WIS TV on Thursday, September 5, 2019

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First Alert Weather Discussion

Hurricane Dorian will continue to impact parts of the Palmetto State tonight as the storm moves northeast.

Areas along and east of I-95 will see additional rain this evening. However, as the storm moves northeast toward North Carolina overnight, the threat for rain and wind will diminish across the Midlands and the coast, giving way to gradual clearing skies. Low temperatures in the Midlands will be in the low 70s.

Our weather will improve significantly Friday through the weekend. In fact, we’re forecasting mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. It will be hot, with high temperatures in the low to mid 90s.

Tim Miller's Thursday September 5 morning forecast

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FORECAST

Friday: Mostly Sunny and Hot. Highs in the lower 90s.

Saturday: Mostly Sunny and Hot. Highs in the mid 90s.

Sunday: Sun and Clouds. Hot. Highs in the mid 90s.

Monday: Partly Cloudy. Isolated Showers (20%). Highs in the lower 90s.

Tuesday: Partly Cloudy. Isolated Showers (20%). Highs in the low 90s.

Wednesday: Partly Cloudy. Chance of Showers (30%). Highs in the low 90s.

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