The eye of Hurricane Ian made landfall near Cayo Costa, Florida as a Category 4 storm with winds of 150 mph, bringing storm surge flooding to the Florida gulf coast.
Remnants of Ian will bring rain, some wind, and tidal flooding to Hampton Roads this weekend.
The storm’s eye made landfall around 3:05 p.m. EDT, according to NOAA doppler radar imagery.
As of the latest advisory, Ian is tracking north-northeast at 8 mph. Its winds were down to 140 mph and the system will gradually weaken as it interacts with land.
The hurricane gained strength in the Gulf of Mexico and became a Category 4 storm early this morning before coming ashore.
Now that Ian has made landfall, the *remnants* will move north and bring moisture through parts of the East Coast. Hampton Roads will not see a “direct hit” from Ian, but we will see rain and wind this weekend as the storm gets absorbed by a cold front and stalls over western Virginia.
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