New tropical storm warnings added for east Georgia for Hurricane Ian

ATLANTA — Hurricane Ian will take aim at the South Carolina coast on Friday as it prepares for a final landfall.

Severe Weather Team 2 has been tracking Hurricane Ian for almost a week. As of 11 a.m., the hurricane is moving north with 85 mph winds.

Meteorologist Brian Monahan says the Category 1 hurricane is a much different storm now than it was when it made landfall in Florida. But Monahan says the impacts will still be significant in the Carolinas today.

We have LIVE Severe Weather Team 2 coverage of Ian, going over the latest data and storm impacts, NOW on Channel 2 Action News.

New tropical storm warnings have been issued for parts of east Georgia along with the coastal counties: Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Candler, Chatham, Columbia, Effingham, Evans, Jenkins, Liberty, Lincoln, Long, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven and Tattnall.

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Monahan says the impacts of the hurricane will be minimal for north Georgia but there will be gusty weather for the next couple of days.

Here’s what to know about Hurricane Ian’s impacts in north Georgia:

  • Rain chances have been reduced for north Georgia.
  • Winds may get up to 40 mph; spotty power outages possible

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