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Hurricane Ian tracker: NC weather radar shows increased rain, wind from storm threat in South Carolina | Live coverage

Hurricane Ian tracker: NC weather radar shows increased rain, wind from storm threat in South Carolina |  Live coverage
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RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) — Hurricane Ian has picked up speed as it nears landfall in South Carolina.

A Category 1 hurricane has sustained winds of 85 miles per hour and gusts up to 105 miles per hour. It had previously been moving north-northeast at 9 mph, but 11 am update The storm was moving at 14 miles per hour.

This increased momentum will help push most of the rain through central North Carolina later in the day Friday. In fact, the heavy rain should end by 8 or 9 p.m

Ian is currently located 60 miles east-southeast of Charleston, South Carolina.

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Ian is expected to make landfall between Charleston and Myrtle Beach on Friday.

However, almost all of the storm’s rain is located north of its center. That’s why rain bands reached North Carolina early Friday morning — and why most of the rain will be gone by the end of the day.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for most of central North Carolina. That means we’re going to see a lot of rain and a lot of wind.

Most of us can expect 2-6 inches of rain on Friday, ABC11 Meteorologist Quilin Murphy said. However, isolated areas will experience heavy rainfall of more than 6 inches. Isolated flooding is possible in and around those areas.

In North Carolina, the storm’s strongest winds will occur near the South Carolina border. Areas around the Sandhills will likely see sustained winds of 40 miles per hour. As the storm moves north and west, it (and its winds) will weaken.

Storm threat

For North Carolina, wind and rain will be the biggest factors with this storm system

Wind gusts, which began to increase Thursday, will continue through Friday with some gusts reaching 50 or 60 miles per hour.

These strong winds combined with saturated ground can topple trees, putting power lines at risk. Power crews across the state are on high alert and ready to respond as soon as possible, but it’s still likely that some people will be without power, at least for a short time.

If you lose power, you should contact your power company. Here is a list Numbers to call and other power outage tips.

Widespread flooding and river flooding are not major threats. However, flash floods are a major concern. Because there may be heavy rainfall in some areas.

Like most storms, tornadoes are possible. However, in this case they are unlikely.

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North Carolina prepares for Ian

Thursday afternoon, Govt. Roy Cooper gave an update on state preparations.

Cooper urged North Carolinians to pay close attention to the weather and take necessary precautions as the remnants of Hurricane Ian approach the state.

“Hurricane Ian reminds us how unpredictable these storms can be and North Carolinians should be prepared when it hits our state,” Cooper said Thursday. “Some flooding is possible with up to seven inches of heavy rainfall in some areas. Landslides are a threat in our mountains and tornadoes are possible statewide. Coastal flooding and gusty winds are possible as the storm moves through. This storm is still dangerous.”

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