Southeast Impacts Possible from Ian This Week

As Tropical Storm Ian gets his act together, the Gulf Coast of Florida is anxiously watching. Anyone that lives on the West Coat of Florida should closely watch the latest NHC and their local NWS forecasts.

Currently, Ian is forecast to become a major hurricane this week as emerges in the Gulf. The latest run of the Euro has a close hit near Tampa, FL.

Where Ian goes after landfall is unclear. But he may move up our way, and that could cause impacts for the Carolinas. These impacts range from flooding rainfall, gusty damaging winds, power outages, and tornadoes.

Impacts could start to be felt across our region from Thursday night into early Saturday. Ian’s forward speed will determine how bad the impacts are. A faster storm means stronger, with more damaging winds and power outages. A slower storm would mean much more rain, and thus widespread flooding.

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Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!