All of the maps with the latest on Ian as it will head towards SC, and also the L.I. forecast:
- Tropical Storm Ian will be emerging into the Atlantic this morning and will re-intensify a little and make landfall in South Carolina tomorrow as a strong tropical storm or minimal hurricane. I have included the rain, wind, and storm surge maps below. From the NHC:
After 24 hours, global models are suggesting that Ian could have some favorable interaction with the eastern U.S. trough, all while it's moving over the warm 28-29 degree Celsius waters of the Gulf Stream. As a result, some slight strengthening is indicated in the official forecast by 36 hours, and Ian could be near hurricane intensity as it's approaching the coast of South Carolina. This possibility is accounted for by the Hurricane Watch that is effect for the area.
* Northeast Florida, coastal Georgia and Lowcountry of South Carolina: 4 to 8 inches, with local maxima of 12 inches.
* Upstate and central South Carolina, North Carolina, and southern Virginia: 3 to 6 inches with local maxima of 8 inches across western North Carolina. Widespread, life-threatening catastrophic flash and urban flooding, with major to record flooding along rivers, will continue across central Florida. Widespread considerable flash, urban, and river flooding is expected across portions of northeast Florida, southeastern Georgia, and eastern South Carolina tomorrow through the weekend. Locally considerable flash, urban, and river flooding is possible this weekend across portions of the southern Appalachians, where landslides will be possible as well. Limited flooding is possible across portions of the southern Mid-Atlantic.
- The rain shield will make it to Long Island early Saturday morning and it will be a rainy, breezy, and cool day, but high pressure to our north will push the moisture back south and offshore, so Sunday should just be cloudy and windy with gusts up to 35 mph along the shore.
LONG ISLAND FORECAST:
Today: Mostly sunny with highs in the upper 60's. Wind out of the N at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy with increasing clouds with lows in the low 50's. Wind out of the N to NNE at around 10 mph.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy in the morning and cloudy in the afternoon with highs in the mid 60's. Wind out of the NE at 10 to 15 mph.
Tomorrow night: Cloudy with a chance of some showers after 2 AM with lows in the mid 50's. Wind out of the ENE at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday: Rainy, cool, and becoming breezy with highs around 60 degrees. Wind out of the NE at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday: Any showers ending early and then cloudy and windy with highs in the low 60's. Wind out of the NE at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph along the coast.
Monday: Mostly cloudy and windy with highs in the low 60's. Wind out of the NE at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers with highs in the low to mid 60's. Wind out of the NNE at 10 to 15 mph.