As for Florence, the hurricane center said Saturday morning that "gradual restrengthening is forecast over the weekend."
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency Friday evening. Cooper said it’s “too early” to know where the storm will go, but residents should use the weekend to prepare for the possibility of a natural disaster.
As of midday Saturday, Florence had winds of 65 mph and was crawling to the west at 7 mph. The center of the storm was about 835 miles southeast of Bermuda.