Ian Downgraded To Cat 3 Hurricane... Winds 115 MPH

(Tallahassee, FL) -- Hurricane Ian now is weakening to a Category Three storm. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 115 mph with higher gusts.

The National Hurricane Center reports Ian made landfall Wednesday in Florida as a Category Four hurricane and Governor Ron DeSantis called it one of the worst storms to ever hit the state.

On the forecast track, the center of Ian is expected to move across central Florida tonight and Thursday morning and emerge over the western Atlantic by late Thursday. Ian is forecast to turn northward on Friday and approach the northeastern Florida, Georgia and South Carolina coasts.


A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...

* Chokoloskee to Anclote River, including Tampa Bay

* Sebastian Inlet to Flagler/Volusia County Line

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for...

* Suwannee River southward to Flamingo

* Tampa Bay

* Flagler/Volusia Line to the mouth of the South Santee River

* St. Johns River

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...

* Indian Pass to the Anclote River

* Flamingo to Sebastian Inlet

* Flagler/Volusia County Line to Surf City

* Flamingo to Chokoloskee

* Lake Okeechobee

* Bimini and Grand Bahama Islands

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for...

* North of South Santee River to Little River Inlet

* Florida Bay

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...

* Flagler/Volusia County Line to the South Santee River

* Lake Okeechobee

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...

* North of Surf City to Cape Lookout

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