Tropical Storm Michael drenching the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Michael moves inland overnight. (WPEC)

UPDATE: The 2 p.m advisory says Tropical Storm Michael is producing flash flooding across portions of North Carolina and South Central Virginia. It is also producing tropical storm-force wind gusts over parts of northeast South Carolina and eastern North Carolina.

Still packing a potent wind, Tropical Storm Michael raced across parts of Georgia overnight, knocking out power along its path.

At 11 a.m. Thursday the center of Michael was located 35 miles south southeast of Charlotte, North Carolina. The system has picked up a good deal of forward speed, moving northeast at 23 mph, packing winds of 50 mph. Most of Georgia and sections of the Carolinas will experience strong winds and driving rains as the system moves through. The storm is forecast to move off the Mid-Atlantic coast by early Friday morning. Once the storm exits into the ocean it is expected to regain some strength and become a post-tropical cyclone. The forecast track moves it out to sea.

For the latest details on Michael, visit the CBS12 Hurricane Center.

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