Tropical Weather-Atlantic for Saturday, October 1, 2022
Hurricane Ian approaching the Carolinas
Hurricane Ian has lost most of its tropical characteristics and become Tropical Rainstorm Ian. Currently, Tropical Rainstorm Ian is slowly moving to the north-northeast into the interior of South
Carolina. Destructive winds and flooding rain will continue to spread north through the Carolinas into Virginia Friday morning with the risk of tornadoes during the day Friday. A dangerous storm
surge is expected to continue impacting communities along the South Carolina and North Carolina coasts. Due to the impacts from flooding rainfall, tornadoes, destructive winds and catastrophic storm
surge in Florida, Ian is a 5 on the AccuWeather RealImpact™ Scale for Hurricanes in the United States.
Ian will spread a wide swath of 2-4 inches of rain into the eastern U.S. over the next several days. A swath of 4-8 inches of rainfall is expected across portions of the southern Appalachians and
along the southeastern U.S. coast where areas of flooding will be possible. The highest rainfall totals are expected in coastal South Carolina near where Ian is currently. The significant rainfall
can lead to deadly flash flooding and rapid rises and record crests in rivers, streams and canals.
Ian will spread winds into Georgia and the Carolinas Friday and Saturday. A narrow corridor with wind gusts at 80-100 mph will occur near the landfall point. The wind is expected to bring down trees
and cause scattered power outages.
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