Ian’s Forecast Path, NOAA Update

Hurricane Ian is heading into the Gulf of Mexico and will intensify to a Category 4 before making landfall somewhere along Florida’s southwest coast. Ian is expected to hit near Tampa and Fort Myers Wednesday afternoon or overnight. Watch the video above for the latest update. Scroll down to see the latest forecast models and charts.

According to National Hurricane CenterDuring the 10:00 a.m. CST chat, it now looks like Ian will stay more intact until landing and won’t be moving as slowly as the patterns suggested over the past two days. “However, it should be emphasized that this trajectory remains highly uncertain, with a typical distribution of steering characteristics resulting in large differences in speed and trajectory across the line, not to mention the oblique approach angle to Florida.”

NHC conditions are favorable for Ian to strengthen over the next day or so as he moves over the warm waters of the southeast Gulf. “Model guidance is in fairly good agreement on this scenario, and NHC intensity forecasts continue to call for an extremely dangerous hurricane for southwest Florida.”

Download the WVTM 13 app and watch WVTM 13 News for the latest updates on Ian and potential impacts in Alabama.

Comments are closed.