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

  • 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
Waves from Hurricane Florence pound the Bogue Inlet Pier in Emerald Isle N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.

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.