Ian Battering the Florida Peninsula with Catastrophic Storm Surge, Winds, and Flooding

Ian made landfall on mainland Florida as a category 4 major hurricane near 4:30 PM ET south of Punta Gorda near Pirate Harbor. Catastrophic storm surge inundation along with destructive waves is ongoing along the southwest Florida coastline. Hurricane-force winds are expected to spread inland to central Florida near the core of Ian through early Thursday. Heavy rainfall will continue flooding. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Rutherfordton, Rutherford County-Marchman Field Airport (KFQD)

Lat: 35.43°NLon: 81.94°WElev: 1079ft.

Fair

10°C

50°F

Humidity 67%
Wind Speed N 13 G 26 km/h
Barometer 30.26 in
Dewpoint 4°C (39°F)
Visibility 16 km
Wind Chill8°C (47°F)
Last update 29 Sep 5:55 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Columbus NC

  • Today

    Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 21. North northeast wind 14 to 19 km/h increasing to 22 to 27 km/h in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 45 km/h.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 21 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 12. North northeast wind around 23 km/h, with gusts as high as 40 km/h.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    Low: 12 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers likely, mainly after 3pm. The rain could be heavy at times.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 17. North northeast wind 23 to 26 km/h, with gusts as high as 40 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between 3 and 4 cm possible.

    Heavy Rain

    High: 17 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Showers. The rain could be heavy at times.  Low around 13. North wind 18 to 26 km/h, with gusts as high as 40 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts in excess of 4 cm possible.

    Heavy Rain

    Low: 13 °C

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers.  High near 17. North wind 10 to 16 km/h, with gusts as high as 29 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Showers

    High: 17 °C

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 13 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers likely, mainly after 4pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 18. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 18 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Showers likely, mainly before 7pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 13 °C

  • Monday

    Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 18.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 18 °C

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 21. North northeast wind 14 to 19 km/h increasing to 22 to 27 km/h in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 45 km/h.
Tonight
Increasing clouds, with a low around 12. North northeast wind around 23 km/h, with gusts as high as 40 km/h.
Friday
Showers likely, mainly after 3pm. The rain could be heavy at times. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 17. North northeast wind 23 to 26 km/h, with gusts as high as 40 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between 3 and 4 cm possible.
Friday Night
Showers. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 13. North wind 18 to 26 km/h, with gusts as high as 40 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts in excess of 4 cm possible.
Saturday
Showers. High near 17. North wind 10 to 16 km/h, with gusts as high as 29 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13.
Sunday
Showers likely, mainly after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 18. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night
Showers likely, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday
A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 18.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 19.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 10.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 23.
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Point Forecast:
Columbus NC
 35.25°N 82.19°W (Elev. 335 m)
5:04 am EDT Sep 29, 2022
6am EDT Sep 29, 2022-6pm EDT Oct 5, 2022
 
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