The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a tropical storm weather warning for Randolph County and other parts of the Triad, ahead of the storm's arrival in the Carolina's Friday.
Counties under a tropical storm warning can expect tropical storm conditions for the next 36 hours. This includes tropical storm-force winds and rain.
"Hazardous conditions continue to spread into Central North Carolina from Ian," reads a message from the National Weather Service.
Impacts will include heavy rain, gusts, and flooding in some areas. Conditions are expected worsen into Friday evening.
"The primary hazards from tropical cyclones (which include tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes) are storm surge flooding, inland flooding from heavy rains, destructive winds, tornadoes, and high surf and rip currents," reads information from the National Weather Service.
As of noon, the highest wind gusts clocked in at 44 mph. In Greensboro wind gusts have reached up to 35 mph.
According to information released by Randolph County, 3-6 inches of rain possible between Friday and Sunday.
This article originally appeared on The Courier-Tribune: Randolph County prepares for tropical storm arrival