Article first published: Friday, September 30, 2022, 5 am EST
Article last updated: Friday, September 30, 2022, 11 pm EST
According to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 pm Friday advisory, Ian crossed the Atlantic Ocean then it passed through South Carolina and then headed to North Carolina. The Category 1 hurricane system lost strength Ian was downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane to a post-tropical cyclone. The system has moved with sustained winds of 50 miles per hour. Post Tropical Cyclone Ian is 60 miles south-southeast of Greensboro North Carolina, with maximum sustained wind of 50 mph. It’s moving 15 mph to the north.
"Ian is forecast to weaken through Saturday and dissipate by early Sunday." forecasters explained.
Ian crossed the Atlantic Ocean then it left Florida and headed to the Atlantic Ocean. The system changed into a tropical storm and then into a Category 1 hurricane. The system was then moving with sustained winds of 50 miles per hour. A hurricane warning has been issued by forecasters for the entire coast of South Carolina With Ian.
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
All Tropical Storm and Storm Surge Watches and Warnings have been discontinued.
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND:
STORM SURGE: Surge related flooding will continue to recede along portions of the North Carolina coast, including the Pamlico Sound and Neuse River as well as the Albemarle Sound.
WIND: Wind gusts to tropical storm force are expected to continue over portions of North Carolina and South Carolina overnight as Ian moves farther inland.
RAINFALL: Ian is expected to produce 3 to 6 inches, with local maxima of 8 inches across portions of North Carolina, West Virginia, and the southern Mid-Atlantic states.
Major to record river flooding will continue across central Florida through next week. Considerable flash, urban and small stream flooding is possible across portions of North Carolina and southern Virginia tonight into early Saturday, with minor river flooding possible over Coastal Carolinas. Limited flooding is possible across portions of the southern Mid-Atlantic this weekend.
TORNADOES: A brief tornado remains possible through early Saturday morning across far southeast Virginia and the southern Delmarva Peninsula.
SURF: Swells generated by Ian and a nearby frontal system are affecting the east coast of Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, and the northwestern Bahamas. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
Source: National Hurricane Center
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