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Ian made landfall Wednesday afternoon in southwest Florida! Landfall occurred at 3:05 pm (est) near Cayo Costa as a catastrophic Category 4 hurricane with maximum winds of 150 mph.
UPDATE AT 1PM FRIDAY:
Ian made landfall near Georgetown, South Carolina at 1:05 PM CDT with maximum sustained winds of 85 MPH. Impacts across the Carolinas will include wind damage, storm surge and flooding.
Current Tropical Alerts
Hurricane Watches are up for the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina.
Flooding will be the major issue for Georgia and South Carolina. Though the surge won’t be like it was in Florida, barrier islands along the Georgia and South Carolina coasts will likely be underwater, especially during high tide.
What About the Tennessee Valley?
Impacts here in the Tennessee Valley from Ian continue to decrease this weekend. With a track farther east, rain chances, if any, will be low. The highest rain chances would be across eastern Alabama. Breezy winds of 25 and 30 mph may develop over the weekend. Keep checking back in case the track shifts. If it shifts west, we’ll have a higher chance of showers on Saturday.
Stay with the Weather Authority as we update you.