Officials in South Carolina are warning that Tropical Storm Ian has the state in its sights. A representative for the National Weather Service noted it could be the first hurricane to make landfall in South Carolina in six years. There are hurricane warnings on the entire coast.
On the forecast track, Ian will approach the coast of South Carolina on Friday. The center will move farther inland across the Carolinas Friday night and Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts. Ian could slightly strengthen before landfall tomorrow, and is forecast to rapidly weaken over the southeastern United States late Friday into Saturday.
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The Tropical Storm Warning south of Sebastian Inlet is discontinued.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for...
* Flagler/Volusia Line to Cape Fear
* Neuse River
* St. Johns River
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* Savannah River to Cape Fear
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Sebastian Inlet to Savannah River
* Cape Fear to Duck North Carolina
* Pamlico Sound
A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for...
* North of Cape Fear to Duck North Carolina
* Pamlico River
* Cape Fear River
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* Flagler/Volusia County Line to the Savannah River
* East of Cape Fear to Surf City