FORECAST: Ian regains hurricane strength as it moves toward SC coast

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  • Ian has regained hurricane strength and is heading toward the South Carolina coast.

  • The storm will most likely make landfall between Charleston and Myrtle Beach by mid-morning Friday.

  • The Charlotte area will start to see rain move in as early as midnight tonight.

  • The rain will pick up through Friday.

  • Winds are expected to be between 20 and 30 mph with higher gusts.

  • The peak of the storm in our area will be late Friday afternoon before it slowly settles down shortly after midnight.

  • Gusty winds, along with rainfall as the storm passes through could lead to some trees down and power outages. Short-lived tornadoes are also a small possibility.

READ MORE: Tracking Ian: How it will impact the Carolinas, and when

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