MIAMI – All eyes are on the Caribbean the place Hurricane Ian is forecast to quickly intensify on Monday.
As of the National Hurricane Center’s 8 a.m. advisory, Ian’s stress dropped nevertheless it was nonetheless a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 75 mph because it moved to the northwest at 14 mph.
A flip towards the north-northwest is anticipated on Monday adopted by a northward movement on Tuesday with a barely slower ahead pace. A flip towards the north-northeast is forecast on Tuesday night time or early Wednesday.
The heart of Ian is anticipated to cross close to or west of the Cayman Islands on Monday and close to or over western Cuba Monday and early Tuesday. Ian will then emerge over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, cross west of the Florida Keys late Tuesday, and method the west of Florida on Wednesday.
Ian is forecast to develop into a serious Category 3 hurricane Monday night time when it is close to western Cuba. It is forecast to maneuver throughout western Cuba in a single day as a Category 3 and develop into a Category 4 hurricane because it strikes to the west of the Lower Keys.
Much of central and northern Florida is included in the forecast cone. There is now the potential of a harmful main Category 3 hurricane transferring close to or making landfall someplace alongside the west coast of Florida. Many fashions forecast it could landfall close to or over the Tampa Bay coast. But the forecast monitor might shift relying on how the steering sample evolves.
Although there is some uncertainty relating to precisely the place it might make landfall, people up and down the west coast of Florida needs to be on excessive alert and making ready for the potential impacts of a serious hurricane.
Here in South Florida, we will probably be coping with some impacts. A Tropical Storm Warning is in impact for the Lower Keys from the Seven Mile Bridge to Key West and Dry Tortugas as tropical storm circumstances are forecast for the Lower Keys inside 36 hours.
A Storm Surge Watch has additionally been issued for the Lower Keys Tuesday into Wednesday as a result of potential for storm surge of two to 4 toes. Tropical moisture will begin to transfer in on Monday resulting in some scattered storms and heavy downpours at occasions.
The worst weather will doubtless happen Tuesday as Hurricane Ian makes its closest method to South Florida. Although the middle of Ian is forecast to remain to our west, bear in mind the impacts lengthen effectively out and away from the middle.
Here in South Florida, we will probably be coping with heavy rain bands, flooding and gusty winds. Tropical storm power winds are anticipated throughout the Keys. Tropical storm gusts will probably be attainable for Miami-Dade and Broward. Isolated tornadoes will probably be attainable in a number of the stronger rain bands.
Keep checking again with CBS4 Next Weather crew for updates.