UPDATE: A NEWER STORY HAS BEEN GENERATED ON IAN’S EXPECTED IMPACTS AND ARRIVAL TIME IN THE MAHONING AND SHENANGO VALLEYS. YOU CAN VIEW THAT UPDATE BY CLICKING HERE.

Hurricane Ian is no longer a major hurricane and is a tropical storm as it returns to open waters off Florida’s east coast.

Where is Hurricane Ian now?

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is watching this storm as it moves through Florida.

Where is Hurricane Ian going?

See the latest forecast here from the National Hurricane Center.

Hurricane Ian made landfall along the west coast of Florida Wednesday afternoon. It is tracking across the state of Florida now. It is forecast to move back offshore Thursday. After going back out over the water, current data shows the storm being forced back inland, making another landfall somewhere between Georgia’s and South Carolina’s coast.

Will Hurricane Ian hit Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania?

This storm will weaken as it moves across the state of Florida. The latest available data suggests the storm continues tracking north-northwest after making a second landfall along the southeastern Atlantic coast of the U.S.. From there is is expected to lift north toward the Appalachian Mountains, pulling a lot of tropical moisture out of the Atlantic and over the continental United States into the weekend.

Current trends suggest some tropical moisture may impact the Valley this weekend, starting Saturday into Sunday.

There is still a chance that all the rain avoids our area and we just get some clouds. It is possible the storm stays closer to the coast. Current thinking is we will see some showers around, at least, the southern part of the viewing area late this weekend.

You can take Storm Team 27 Interactive Radar to the Storm.