Hurricane Ian crossing Florida, then to head up Atlantic Coast
(WALA) - We are tracking major Hurricane Ian as it tracks inland over the Florida Peninsula. The hurricane made landfall around 2:10 p.m. CDT near Cayo Costa, Fla., with winds at 150 mph.
Storm surge has been catastrophic in places like Marco Island, Fort Myers Beach, and Naples. This is a devastating hurricane. Flooding is also a major concern for central Florida as Ian slows down. The system will head up the Atlantic Coast as a tropical storm by Thursday and Friday.
Our local impacts will include a high risk of rip currents at our beaches. Winds could gust out of the north to 35 mph Thursday through Friday, with lower than normal tides by the end of the week. We will have a continues high fire danger due to wind and low relative humidity. Stay tuned to FOX10 for updates. You can also follow the forecast anytime on our FOX10 Weather App.
A strong early fall front is bringing some nice early fall weather to the Gulf Coast. Our local pattern looks mild, breezy and dry this week. The nights will be much cooler with lows near 52 tonight. Rain chances remain low on the drier west side of Ian. Highs will be in the low 80s.
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