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Center of Hurricane Florence 25 miles off North Carolina coast: NHC

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  • The category 1 hurricane, due to make landfall later on Friday, was packing peak winds of 90 mph (150 km/h).
Waves from Hurricane Florence pound the Bogue Inlet Pier in Emerald Isle N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.
Tom Copeland | AP

The Center of Hurricane Florence was about 25 miles east of Wilmington, North Carolina at 4 a.m. (0800 GMT) on Friday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

The category 1 hurricane, due to make landfall later on Friday, was packing peak winds of 90 mph (150 km/h).

The storm is expected to weaken significantly over the weekend and into early next week as it moves farther inland, the NHC said.