Partly cloudy and mild Wednesday; rain from Ian this weekend

Posted at 5:23 AM, Sep 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-28 12:50:23-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Sunshine will mix with increasing clouds this afternoon, and there will be more sun well northwest of Richmond. Highs will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

Clouds will continue to increase Thursday ahead of Hurricane Ian, but any chance of rain will hold off until Friday.

Rain associated with Ian will move into Virginia from south to north during the day Friday, with rain likely for all of central Virginia Friday night.

A prolonged period of soaking rain is expected this weekend. While there will be some occasional lulls, periods of heavy rainfall will occur throughout the weekend. Rain will transition to periods of occasional showers Monday and Tuesday.

Total rainfall from Ian for most areas will be 1 to 3 inches, but some isolated totals over 5 inches may occur. Some wind gusts over 30 mph will be possible, and there will be coastal flooding.

Hurricane Ian is near-category 5 strength with 155 mph winds, and will move into western Florida today between Sarasota and Fort Myers. The remnants will track up through the southeastern United States, then get pushed off the Mid Atlantic coast over the coming days. More info can be found in the CBS 6 Interactive Hurricane Tracker.

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