Ian strengthened into a hurricane on Monday morning and is forecast to rapidly intensify into a major hurricane as it nears Western Cuba Monday night, the National Hurricane Center said.

Hurricane Watch Issued For West Coast Florida, Tampa Bay Included

Ian strengthened into a hurricane on Monday morning and is forecast to rapidly intensify into a major hurricane as it nears Western Cuba Monday night, the National Hurricane Center said.

Ian strengthened into a hurricane on Monday morning and is forecast to rapidly intensify into a major hurricane as it nears Western Cuba Monday night, the National Hurricane Center said.

A Hurricane Watch has been issued along the West Coast of Florida from North of Englewood to the Anclote River, including Tampa Bay.

This means those in the area could see hurricane conditions (maximum sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) in the next two days.

The watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, the NHC said.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…

  • Grand Cayman
  • Cuban provinces of Isla de Juventud, Pinar del Rio, and Artemisa

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…

  • Cuban provinces of La Habana, Mayabeque, and Matanzas
  • Lower Florida Keys from Seven Mile Bridge westward to Key West
  • Dry Tortugas

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for…

  • Florida Keys from the Card Sound Bridge westward to Key West
  • Dry Tortugas
  • Florida Bay
  • Anclote River southward to the Card Sound Bridge
  • Tampa Bay

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…

  • Englewood to the Anclote River, including Tampa Bay

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…

  • Little Cayman and Cayman Brac
  • Englewood southward to Chokoloskee

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