Southern Depression On Friday night, Nine became Tropical Storm Ian. Next week, this cyclone is expected to land in Florida as a Category 3 hurricane next week. Tropical Storm Ian was gaining strength as it moved west across the Central Caribbean at 14 mph as of 5 a.m. on Saturday.
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Ian was situated 600 miles east-southeast of Grand Cayman and 315 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. View the most recent pathways, models, and maps here. According to the NHC, the Cayman Islands might experience hurricane conditions by early Monday.
Intensity models are also coming in- here’s a look… pic.twitter.com/gZyL6skFMn
— Eric Burris (@EricBurrisWESH) September 24, 2022
Beginning as early as Monday, South Florida and the Florida Keys should prepare for significant rainfall. According to the NHC, flash and urban flooding are probable with this rainfall.
WeSH 2 Meteorologist Tony Mainolfi stated, “rapid intensification is expected Monday through Wednesday over some hot water.” “With the prediction cone between these two models tonight, the GFS model is still slower and farther to the west than the Euro. Forecasts for intensity in Category 2 to Category 4 remain outstanding.”
It looks like the storm may be slowing down a bit shifting the timing of when we’ll see impacts from TS Ian. Here’s a look at when we’ll see tropical storm winds impact central FL.#wesh #weather #tropics #Ian #flwx pic.twitter.com/swp2UXMy1n
— Cam Tran WESH (@CamTranTV) September 24, 2022
A RECAP OF CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
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Islands of Cayman
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When a hurricane watch is in effect, hurricane conditions could be present. Typically, a look is issued 48 hours before the first predicted occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, which makes outside preparations challenging or hazardous. A region under a tropical storm watch may experience low storm conditions, usually within 48 hours.