|Good Morning. Tropical Storm Idalia is forecast to become a hurricane today and could be near or at major hurricane strength when it reaches the Gulf Coast of Florida by Wednesday. |
Storm surge and hurricane watches are in effect for portions of the west coast of Florida and the Florida Panhandle as the risk of life-threatening storm surge and hurricane-force winds beginning as early as Tuesday continues to increase. Residents should monitor alerts and heed evacuation notices if given.
Those outside Florida should note that this storm’s impacts will likely extend beyond the Sunshine State. Western Cuba is currently under a hurricane warning, and the stronger Idalia is when it hits Florida, the more likely impacts in coastal Georgia and the Carolinas become.
As the day moves on, we’ll be tracking Idalia closely. You can keep track of our live updates here and sign up for alerts to get breaking weather news delivered straight to your desktop or mobile phone for the latest news on this storm.