Ian: Storm downgraded to post-tropical cyclone

The Action News Jax First Alert Weather Team is continuing to track Ian.

Ian made landfall Wednesday afternoon in Caya Costa, just north of Sanibel and Captiva islands, as a Category 4, with winds nearing Category 5 strength. After making landfall for a second time on mainland Florida in Charlotte County on Wednesday afternoon, the storm rapidly weakened to a tropical storm moving northeastward and became a hurricane again off the northeast Florida coast.

Ian made landfall for the third time in the U.S. in Georgetown, South Carolina, on Friday afternoon as a Category 1. It became post-tropical early Friday evening.


In northeast Florida and southeast Georgia, another round of moderate to major flooding will accompany the midnight high tide cycle up and down the coast with some minor nuanced flooding along the St. Johns River and its tributaries. Flooding will continue along the St. Johns River through the weekend, especially at times of high tide.

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