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Ian turns toward S. Carolina

HURRICANE IAN has left Florida and should make landfall in South Carolina on Friday (Shutterstock).

Now, it’s South Carolina’s turn.

Hurricane Ian has left the skies over Florida, but much damage and heartache remains. Next to feel the storm’s wrath will be South Carolina.

According to The Associated Press, Ian weakened to a tropical storm and then regained its status as a Hurricane as it moved across Florida and into the Atlantic Ocean. It’s expected to make landfall on Friday.

Ian left behind 2.67 million customers in Florida without electrical power and killed at least one person.

Russian hasty draft was a mess

VLADIMIR PUTIN, president of Russia. (Shutterstock).

Russian President Vladimir Putin conceded on Thursday that the military conscription imposed this week – with prompted protests and evasions – suffered from “mistakes.”

According to The New York Times, Putin said “all mistakes must be corrected and prevented from happening in the future.”

Among the missteps in the draft to get soldiers to fight in Ukraine were taking fathers with three or more children, men with chronic diseases and those too old to serve in the Russian military.

Sports: Angels, Dodgers stay local

Both the Los Angeles Angels and Dodgers are facing Southern California teams again today. The Angels are hosting the Oakland A’s in Anaheim with Shohei Ohtani (14-8) making the start for the Halos. A 6:38 p.m. start is scheduled.

The Dodgers are in San Diego for a 6:40 p.m. game. Brusdar Graterol (2-3) will start for the Blue Crew.

Weather: Fog is our new pal

We in the West Orange County area don’t have snow, but we do get some white weather in the form of fog. That’s what we’ll have daily in the morning and late night for the next week or so.

According to the National Weather Service, the forecast for Friday is for morning patchy fog before 11 a.m. and after 11 p.m.  The daytime high should be 80, with an overnight low of 63.

Saturday will be similar at a daytime high of 79 (63). Sunday will be slightly warmer at 80 (64).

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