Ian downgraded to Tropical Storm, heavy rain, gusty winds across central Florida

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Tracking Tropical Storm Ian 9/29/2022 5AM


Tracking Tropical Storm Ian 9/29/2022 5AM

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MIAMI – After roaring ashore Wednesday afternoon as a powerful Category 4 hurricane with 150 mph winds, Ian has been downgraded to a tropical storm as it moves over central Florida.

As of the 5 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, the center of the storm was 40 miles southeast of Orlando. It was moving to the northeast at 8 mph with sustained winds of 65 mph.

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Tropical Storm Ian forecast cone on 9-29-2022.

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On the forecast track, the center of Ian is expected to move off the east-central coast of Florida on Thursday and then approach the coast of South Carolina on Friday. The center will move farther inland across the Carolinas Friday night and Saturday.

Ian could be near hurricane strength when it approaches the coast of South Carolina on Friday. It is then forecast to weaken Friday night and Saturday after Ian moves inland.

Watches And Warnings:

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for…
* Middle of Longboat Key southward to Flamingo including Charlotte
Harbor
* Flagler/Volusia Line to the mouth of the South Santee River
* St. Johns River

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* North of Bonita Beach to Indian Pass Florida
* Boca Raton Florida to Cape Lookout North Carolina
* Lake Okeechobee

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for…
* North of South Santee River to Little River Inlet

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
* Flagler/Volusia County Line to the South Santee River

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