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UGA's Pam Knox on Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian continues to intensify with conditions in Western Cuba deteriorating and forecasters warn the storm is expected to strengthen by the time it hits the U.S. Pam Knox is an Agricultural Climatologist with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UGA and the Director of the Weather Network.

Knox says Ian was a Tropical Storm until around 5 am Monday morning. Forecasters are seeing two likely paths of the storm, one of which could mean storm damage along the Georgia coast. A second path would pose more problems for Athens.

Knox says forecasters won’t know which path the storm will take for a couple of days, but either way Athens is expected to see several inches of rain and some gusty winds, particularly Friday and Saturday.

Visit the National Hurricane Center for more information and updates.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!