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Tropical Storm Ian forms, expected to hit Florida as a major hurricane

Tropical Storm Ian forms, expected to hit Florida as a major hurricane

Tropical Storm Ian forms, expected to hit Florida as a major hurricane

Miami, Fl (treasurecoast.com)-Tropical Storm Ian has formed and is expected to hit Florida as a major hurricane.

As of 8 a.m. Saturday, Tropical Storm Ian had strengthened while moving west over the Central Caribbean and was expected to further strengthen throughout the day over the warm waters.

Ian had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and was located 300 miles south-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, and 570 miles east-southeast of Grand Cayman. The system was moving west-southwest at 15 mph.

The NHC advises hurricane conditions are possible in the Cayman Islands by early Monday. The Florida Keys and South Florida can expect heavy rains to begin as early as Monday. Some flash and urban flooding is possible with this rainfall.

The National Weather Service has urged Florida residents and visitors to gather supplies and keep tracking the forecast.

Be sure to bookmark our Hurricane Center for updates and a tracking map!

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