Ian has been downgraded to a tropical storm as it makes its way across Florida, but it is expected to make another U.S. landfall on Friday as South Carolina’s coast prepares for impact.
Tropical Storm Ian is now hugging Florida’s east coast, bringing maximum sustained winds of 70 mph — four mph away from a hurricane. Still, the storm is expected to make a second U.S. landfall, wreaking further havoc on the states:
Here are the 11 AM EDT 9/29 Key Messages for Tropical Storm #Ian.
A Hurricane Warning has been issued for the entire coastline of South Carolina now that Ian is expected to regain hurricane intensity.
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 29, 2022
A hurricane warning has been issued for South Carolina’s coast, per the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. advisory.