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Ian projected to impact parts of the Carolinas

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The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for much of the Southeast, including North Carolina and upstate South Carolina. The remnants of Hurricane Ian are currently projected to approach the area Friday into Saturday.

Hurricane Ian, a Category 3 as of early Tuesday, is projected to make landfall in along Florida's Gulf coast as soon as Wednesday.

After the brunt of the hurricane moves through Florida, it will reach parts of Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas. By the time it gets to the majority of the Southeast, it will likely be downgraded to a tropical depression or remnant low.

The National Weather Service is expecting the remnants to create windy conditions and heavy rainfall this weekend in both North and South Carolina. The latest forecast indicates the storm is expected to bring at least 3 to 7 inches of rain to the area. Heavy rain may bring flash flooding in some areas.

While the exact time of Ian's approach remains uncertain, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced Monday afternoon that all varsity football games will be moved to Thursday and junior varsity games to Monday, Oct. 3.

For more information on severe weather, head over to www.weather.gov for the latest updates in your area.

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Kenny is a Maryland native who began his career in media as a sportswriter at Tuskegee University, covering SIAC sports working for the athletic department and as a sports correspondent for the Tuskegee Campus Digest. Following his time at Tuskegee, he was accepted to the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program as a Marketing Intern for The NASCAR Foundation in Daytona Beach, Florida in 2017.