Remnants from Hurricane Ian are headed to the High Country

We’ve all been hearing about hurricane Ian and it’s effects on Florida, but now according to a Meteorologist for the national weather service station in Blacksburg Virginia, Eric Taylor said that heavy rain is to be expected Friday through Saturday as well and then scattered shower activity is predicted to continue through Monday.

Taylor commented that we are expecting 3 to 5 inches of rain and noted that if you see Highwater stay away. 20 to 30 mph winds are expected to come to the area though hopefully the cold weather will reduce the effects of the storms. Ashe County Emergency Management has requested people living near rivers and valleys keep a careful eye open. Governor Roy Cooper has issued a state of emergency in Lou of the remnants coming to North Carolina. He plans to activate the states emergency operations plan, to help transport is fuel and critical supplies as well as help first responders and the agriculture industry. For the most up-to-date information on the forecast for the Watauga area, visit

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