Forecasters emphasized that that just because Ian has become a post-tropical cyclone the danger for the Carolina coasts is not over. Dangerous storm surge, flash flooding and high winds are still in the forecast from this cyclone.
The storm surge and hurricane warnings have been discontinued in Georgia.
Cone of uncertainty: See the latest graphic from the NHC
Live webcams: See conditions along Georgia beaches
At 5 p.m., the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Ian was located about 20 miles northwest of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued from Edisto Beach to Cape Fear North Carolina.
Ian should rapidly weaken by early Sunday over western North Carolina or Virginia.
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Where is Hurricane Ian now?
Here is the latest data on Hurricane Ian pulled from the National Hurricane Center's 5 p.m. advisory.
Location: 20 miles northwest of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Maximum sustained winds: 70 mph
Movement: north at 15 mph
Pressure: 982 MB (millibars)
When next advisory will be released: 8 p.m.
Spaghetti models: Track Ian here
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This article originally appeared on Savannah Morning News: Hurricane Ian weakens to post-tropical cyclone in Carolinas