Travel & RV Weather Forecast Thursday 29 September (includes TS Ian 5 a.m. ET update)

  • Hurricane Ian did massive damage between winds, storm surge and flooding, to much of the FL Peninsula.
  • Tropical Storm Ian will impact SC tonight and Friday. Move away from the immediate coast and seek higher ground to avoid storm surge and fresh-water flooding. Winds will approach destructive strength for RV’s along the southern SC Coast tonight and Friday.
  • Some thunderstorms may approach severe levels with damaging wind gusts over northeast UT this afternoon.

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— No significant weather impacts to RV travel today or Friday.


Northeast UT: A few strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon may produced isolated damaging wind gusts. I-15, I-80, I-84 potentially impacted.


— No significant weather impacts to RV travel today or Friday.


— Northern and central GA: Wind Advisory through this evening for gusts to 35 mph. I-20, I-75, I-85 impacted.

— Coastal NC along west shore of Pamlico Sound: Coastal Flood Warnings and Advisories through Saturday morning. 1-3 feet of tidal inundation likely.

— Coastal SC south of Myrtle Beach; coastal GA: Flood Watches through Saturday morning for rains associated with Tropical Storm Ian. I-16, I-26, I-95 potentially impacted.

Northeast, east-central, and central FL, generally east of I-75 and north of West Palm Beach: Flash Flood Emergencies, Flash Flood Warnings, and Flood Warnings and Watches continue through this evening. Up to a foot of rain has fallen overnight on parts of the FL Peninsula, with up to 3 additional inches possible. Move to higher ground and follow the directions of your local emergency management officials.

— (based on 5 a.m. ET NHC Advisory) Tropical Storm Ian, with sustained winds of 65 mph, is 45 miles southeast of Orlando, moving to the northeast. Ian will emerge in the Atlantic off the northeast Florida coast as a strong tropical storm before turning back to the northwest and making landfall around or just north of Charleston SC Friday afternoon.

Numerous Hurricane, Tropical Storm, and Storm Surge Warnings and Watches remain in effect for Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.   Tropical Storm Warnings and Hurricane Watches are in effect for the Northeast coast of Florida, as well as the Georgia and much of the South Carolina coasts.  Storm Surge Warnings continue along the Florida west coast from south of Tampa Bay to the Everglades.  There is also a Storm Surge Warning from the Florida Palm Coast northward to the southern half of coastal South Carolina, including the St. Johns River.

	The southern South Carolina coast should prepare for destructive winds to near hurricane force tonight and Friday.  Much of coastal northeast Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina can expect to see 3-6 feet of surge today and Friday.  There is major to record river flooding ongoing in central and northeast Florida.  Move away from the rivers and find higher ground.  South Carolina may also be subject to significant flooding from Ian's rains. 

	If you are along the immediate coastline of Georgia, anywhere in South Carolina, or in coastal North Carolina along the Pamlico Sound, water will be your greatest threat.  Please follow the directions of your county emergency management officials.

Severe Weather and Tropical Watches and Warnings

— See for the latest WARNINGS and information on Tropical Storm Ian.

— See for the latest Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm WATCHES

— See for the latest Tornado, Severe Thunderstorm, and Flash Flood WARNINGS.

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