Tonight: Rain moves in overnight, it will start out light, with the rain becoming steady by Friday morning. Wind: ENE 10-20 mph.

Friday: Heavy rain and windy. Winds gusting to 35-40 mph at times. Rain totals 2-5″ possible by the end of the day. Strong thunderstorms are possible in the evening. Tidal flooding is expected in the early afternoon.

Friday Night: Periods of rain, some heavy early then becoming more isolated towards daybreak Saturday. Lows in the 60s. Breezy with gusts of 35-50 mph.

Saturday: Drier, with partly sunny skies at times. Highs near 80.

Ian has become a hurricane again tonight as it moves towards South Carolina. For us, we are going to see the remnants of Ian come through bringing us wind, rain and possible tornadoes. As we start our day Friday we will see steady rain across our area. This rain will continue into the afternoon and evening. The heaviest rain will develop during the afternoon which could cause problems for the afternoon commute. Strong thunderstorms are possible across our area with tornadoes being the main concern.

Saturday looks pleasant and mostly dry with highs near 80. On Sunday more rain is possible as a low starts to redevelop offshore. By Monday and Tuesday, we could see a area of low pressure, which might bring us more wind, rain and tidal flooding.

The worst tidal flooding will come Friday at 1pm with Moderate flooding expected. Water levels will begin to drop Friday night and going into the weekend. More tidal flooding could develop Monday/Tuesday.

Stay tuned for updates throughout the day. You can also get updates on and on the WAVY Weather app.

Chief Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson