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Rain spreads over the area this evening and waves pass through tonight. It will be a bit more showery Saturday, but it will be wet through the weekend.

Hurricane Ian's impact in Florida shown in maps visualizing precipitation, storm surge or power outages.

Rain will then fall intermittently through early next week, with the heaviest Friday night. We should expect at least 1.5 to 3 inches.

While Ian is not done impacting the United States, the storm’s strike on Florida already puts it in the record books.

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Radar courtesy MyRadar | © OpenStreetMap contributors

High clouds over the Mid-Atlantic ahead of Ian lit up in beautiful colors after the sun set.

Periods of moderate to heavy rain are possible tonight. Flooding concerns are not widespread thanks to recent dry conditions.

  • A. Camden Walker
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“We’ve never seen a flood event like this,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said.

In six years there have been six historic hurricanes in the continental United States, all which intensified quickly before making landfall. Climate change helped fuel them.

Areas from northern Florida all the way up through New York City could see impacts from Ian, which has resumed strengthening.

  • Zach Rosenthal
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We're in the calm before the storm. Friday features cooler temperatures and rain by late in the day.

Officials are urging people without electricity after Ian to use caution operating generators.

At least 2 inches of rain is a good bet late Friday into early next week.

  • David Streit
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis warned of catastrophic flooding as Hurricane Ian made landfall as a Category 4 storm on the Florida gulf coast.

Clouds from the remnants of Ian start to fill our skies, but it's just high level for now.

The nearly Category 5 hurricane will drop more than a foot of rain over Central Florida, which has already seen a lot of rainfall in recent weeks.

As Hurricane Ian approached southwestern Florida from the Gulf of Mexico, areas north of the center saw water sucked away from the shore.

There's still some uncertainty, but the remnants of Ian could produce up to a few inches of rain in the D.C. area

From Fort Myers to Sarasota and Tampa, here's the Hurricane Ian forecast for cities in Florida. More U.S. cities such as Atlanta, Raleigh and Charleston will probably feel impacts.

  • Zach Rosenthal
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We could see substantial rain this weekend, though the timing and amounts remain uncertain.

Landfall is predicted Wednesday afternoon or night; the storm threatens to bring a “life-threatening storm surge,” “devastating” winds, “catastrophic” flooding and tornadoes.

The hurricane’s biggest threat may be its storm surge or a rise in ocean water over normally dry land that is caused by low air pressure and winds.

Ian has intensified into a major hurricane bound to hit Florida’s Gulf Coast on Wednesday.

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Most spots dip into the 40s tonight. Near 70 again tomorrow.

Florida is the most hurricane-ravaged state in the country due to its unique geography.

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