Former Hurricane Ian dissipated through southern Virginia late Saturday with sustained winds of 15 mph. In its final advisory at 11 p.m. Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said it was about 50 miles west-southwest of Richmond, Va., and 115 miles west-northwest of Norfolk, Va. Photo courtesy of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Post-tropical cyclone Ian dissipated across southern Virginia late Saturday night after causing destruction in Cuba, Florida and the Carolinas.
In its final advisory at 11 p.m. Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said Ian was about 50 miles west-southwest of Richmond, Va., and 115 miles west-northwest of Norfolk, Va. Ian had maximum sustained winds of 15 mph and was moving east at 6 mph.
The remnants are forecast to be absorbed into a low pressure system to its east-northeast.
There are no watches and warnings.
"Ian is expected to produce an additional 1 to 2 inches of rainfall, with locally heavier amounts possible, across portions of West Virginia, Maryland, and southern Pennsylvania into Sunday
morning," the NHC said. "Major to record river flooding will continue across central Florida
through next week. Limited flash, urban and small stream flooding is possible across western Maryland and West Virginia into Sunday morning."
Ian made landfall near Georgetown, S.C., at 2:05 p.m. Friday and moved north through the day -- bringing heavy rain and high winds to the region.
The storm devastated southwest Florida as a powerful Category 4 hurricane on Wednesday before crossing the state and being downgraded to a tropical storm as it moved east into the Atlantic.
Ian, though, regained strength as it moved to hit land again as a Category 3 storm.
Earlier Ian hit western Cuba as a Category 4 hurricane on Tuesday morning.
According to PowerOutage.us on Saturday, 868,395 customers in Florida remained without electricity after Ian. Other outages were 29,797 in North Carolina and 11,054 in Virginoa.
In Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Fiona last week, 143,882 remain without power.