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Cool fall pattern locally while Ian pummels Florida

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Posted at 5:50 PM, Sep 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-28 23:22:11-04

Acadiana will get to enjoy beautiful and even cooler conditions over the next couple of days while "catastrophic" Major Hurricane Ian works its way through Central Florida overnight.

Locally, a secondary surge of cooler temperatures will move into the region setting the area up for temperatures to drop into the low-mid 50s by daybreak Thursday.

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Gorgeous fall weather will finish out the week and take us into the weekend with refreshing morning temperatures remaining in the 50s while daytime highs may stay contained in the upper 70s Thursday but moderate into the lower 80s Friday.

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The weekend looks great with lots of sun and comfortable humidity continuing.

Next week continues to look dry with a slow moderating temperature trend.

See the KATC 10 Day Forecast for the latest.

Meanwhile, Major Hurricane Ian made landfall on the west coast of Florida between Fort Meyers and Port Charlotte bringing with it catastrophic storm surges of at least 9 feet, more than 100 mph wind gusts and flooding rainfall.

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Per the GRAF Model and NHC guidance Ian will move inland with high wind impacts across Central Florida/Orlando area Wednesday evening and should exit near the Space Coast/Daytona Beach area Thursday morning.

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Ian's rainfall amounts in spots across Florida may approach 18-20".

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Substantial impacts to Coastal South Carolina into North Carolina are expected through Friday morning where a hurricane watch and tropical storm watches and warnings have been hosted today.

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The weakening system along with a significant tropical plume of moisture is then expected to reach the big metro areas of the Northeast Friday afternoon/evening into Saturday morning.

Stay with KATC for the latest and download the KATC News and Weather Apps for the latest advisories on Ian.

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