A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for most of the Charlotte area as Ian continues to move north toward the Carolina coast with heavy rain, damaging winds and significant storm surge. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is giving an update on the impacts of Tropical Storm Ian, which is expected to strengthen to hurricane status before making landfall along the South Carolina coast.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Anson, Cabarrus, Catawba, Chester, Chesterfield, Gaston Iredell, Lancaster, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Richmond, Rowan, Stanly, Union and York counties in the Charlotte area ahead of Tropical Storm Ian. The warning is in effect until further notice as Ian is expected to bring heavy rain and gusty winds to the Carolinas late Thursday through Saturday.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced all schools will operate remotely Friday out of an abundance of caution. CMS joins several other districts in the Charlotte area that will have virtual learning due to the forecast.
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