(PINPOINT WEATHER) – A revived Hurricane Ian battered coastal South Carolina on Friday, ripping apart piers and filling neighborhoods with calf-high water after the deadly storm caused catastrophic damage in Florida and trapped thousands in their homes.
Ian’s center came ashore near Georgetown, SC, with much weaker winds than when it crossed Florida’s Gulf Coast on Wednesday as one of the strongest storms to ever hit the U.S. As it moved across South Carolina, Ian dropped from a hurricane to a post-tropical cyclone.
Sheets of rain whipped trees and power lines and left many areas on Charleston’s downtown peninsula under water. Four piers along the coast, including two at Myrtle Beach, collapsed into the churning waves and washed away. Online cameras showed seawater filling neighborhoods in Garden City to calf level.
As the remnants of Ian (now no longer an official “tropical” system as it’s moving over land) move northwest through our area, the widespread rain will be moving out tonight.
At the same time, the wind will start to settle as well.
It will still be breezy throughout the weekend but not nearly as gusty as we’ve seen today.
Lingering moisture will still wrap into the region from time to time, both Saturday and Sunday, but it’s mainly in the form of clouds. Only a few spotty showers may move in, but it won’t be much.
For the most part, it’s looking okay for outdoor activities. Just take the umbrella or poncho, just in case!
Temperatures will be warmer than Friday but still in the cooler-than-average upper 60s.
Tonight: Heavy rain moves out. Lingering showers & breezy. Low 57.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a few showers possible. High 67.
Sunday: Clouds & some sun. Spotty rain is possible. 57/68.