Ian now expected to restrengthen; Hurricane Warnings issued up to NC, SC line

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Hurricane Warnings extend to the NC, SC line, with Tropical Storm warnings for the Cape Fear (Photo: WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Tropical Storm Ian may not remain below hurricane status for much longer.

The latest track from the National Hurricane Center has the tropical system restrengthening to a category 1 hurricane before making landfall early Friday in South Carolina.

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Ian is expected to regain hurricane strength in the next 24 hours (Photo: WWAY)

As a result, Hurricane Warnings have been issued up the South Carolina coast to the North Carolina line.

The Cape Fear is completely in a Tropical Storm warning, which now extends all the way up to the Raleigh area.

Winds upwards of 30-40 mph, with gusts even higher, are expected as Ian approaches.

Keep it tuned to the StormTrack3 weather team for the latest on Ian.

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