CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm warning on Tuesday evening for parts of the Lowcountry region of South Carolina as Hurricane Ian approaches the United States.

Portions of Charleston County, Colleton County and tidal Berkeley County have been upgraded to a tropical storm warning.

This means that tropical storm force winds are imminent within the next 36 hours. Winds are expected to be 35-45 miles per hour with gusts of up to 60 miles per hour.

Those in areas under the tropical storm warning should prepare accordingly and take necessary precautions.

Dorchester County and inland Colleton County are now under a tropical storm watch.

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