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Tracking Hurricane Ida and local impacts

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) --The big weather story continues to be Hurricane Ida and it's impact along the coast. At the time of this writing, Hurricane Ida is a Category 3 major hurricane with sustained winds near 115 mph.

Ida and a boundary to our north will be the main weather factors Monday and Tuesday. As a front sags south near our area on Monday, the remnants of Ida will continue to push north and east bringing tropical moisture to the region. The combination of the two systems will fire up showers and thunderstorms throughout the day on Monday. Heavy rain and lightning will be the main threats but isolated strong winds can't be ruled out. Be sure to grab the umbrella as you head out the door.

Tuesday's rain chances vary widely across the viewing area. Ida is projected to move off to our south and east, keeping the heaviest rain and storm activity out of the area. However, heavy rain will be possible in our eastern most counties, western Kentucky. Meanwhile, our western counties, southeastern Missouri, may not see much at all.

Meteorologist Jacie Brianne will have the latest on Ida and possible local impacts, tonight on News 3.

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