Hurricane Ian is slowly moving north, into the Carolinas with the greatest impact being tonight through Friday night. Gusty winds well ahead of the storm will start today, possibly reaching Tropical Storm force. These winds will increase slightly on Friday. Heavy rain, coastal flooding, and beach erosion are also expected. Rain is expected to taper off Saturday, but coastal flooding issues may linger. This was a part of the Hurricane Advisory number 26 issued near midnight last night (Wednesday) … Check for later updates throughout the day … today, tonight and Friday.
Official forecast for today … A slight chance of showers after 11 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 72. Northeast wind 11 to 17 mph with gusts as high as 24 mph and a 20% chance of rain.
Tonight, showers mainly after 3 a.m. Low around 59. Breezy, with a north wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph and an 80% chance of rain.
Friday, showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9 a.m. Some of the storm could produce heavy rainfall. High near 72. Breezy, with an east wind 20 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 2 and 3 inches.
Hopefully all the rain and wind will be over soon … Looking ahead to Tuesday, partly sunny with a high near 70.
Be safe. This to will end. The TV Weather Channel does a good job keeping up to date on the next moves…
Aaron Judge, Yankee slugger, slammed HR #61 last night against the Blue Jays. Season ends October 5th, if all goes as planned.
Local high school football games have been rescheduled to tonight … usually played on Friday night.
“Under this window in stormy weather I marry this man and woman together: Let none but Him who rules the thunder put this man and woman asunder.” Jonathan Swift.
“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”
“At some point you just have to let go of what you thought should happen, and live in what is happening.”
robert g hester