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FORECAST: Increasing clouds and wind Thursday, then a wet end to the week

Remnants of Hurricane Ian to bring rain, gusty winds and possible tidal flooding to Hampton Roads this weekend.

NORFOLK, Va. — Clouds will increase this Thursday. It will be breezy throughout the day with winds increasing this afternoon.

There is a slight chance of a shower late this evening, mainly in North Carolina.  Afternoon highs will be around 70°. Eventually the rain from tropical storm Ian will spread north later tonight. 

Rain chances really pick up tomorrow and last through the weekend as the remnant low from Hurricane Ian moves through western Virginia.  

Look for periods of rain to roll in starting early on Friday. Rain chances will continue through Tuesday with afternoon temperatures in the 70s.

There may be a few "dry slots" or periods of dry weather Saturday depending on how Ian evolves. More showers will continue off and on into early next week. 

Showers will slowly taper off by Tuesday.  Overall rainfall amounts over the next seven days will likely total four to six inches, with some locations picking up even more. 

Heavy rainfall could cause fresh-water urban flooding in some areas. In addition, several days of onshore winds will likely cause higher-than-normal tides through the weekend with minor to moderate tidal flooding possible.

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The eye of Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday near Cayo Costa, Florida, as a Category 4 storm with winds of 150 mph, bringing storm surge flooding to the Florida gulf coast. The storm's eye made landfall around 3:05 p.m. EDT, according to NOAA doppler radar imagery. Now the storm has weakened significantly overnight Wednesday and Thursday morning, and is a now a tropical storm.

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Ian will exit off the Florida coast early today and emerge in the Atlantic as a Tropical Storm. It will then turn back to the north, and northwest, making a second US landfall just south of Charleston, South Carolina. 

Storm surge warnings are up for the Georgia and South Carolina coastline, with tropical storm warnings all the way up to Surf City, North Carolina.  

After making a second US landfall, the *remnants* will move north and bring moisture through parts of the Appalachian Mountains. Hampton Roads will not see a "direct hit" from Ian, but we will see rain and wind this weekend as the storm gets absorbed by a cold front and stalls over western Virginia.

Look for showers to develop early Friday with a wet and windy day both Saturday and Sunday. Four to six inches of rain is possible across the area through Tuesday, with some locations picking up even more. Heavy rainfall could cause fresh-water urban flooding in some areas.

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Remember, several days of onshore winds will likely cause higher-than-normal tides through the weekend. Minor tidal flooding is expected with each high tide, starting Friday afternoon. Moderate tidal flooding, meaning water levels over 5.5', is likely on Sunday.

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