A Hurricane Warning is now in effect for Tampa Bay counties. The hope continues to be that Hurricane Ian stays far away from the coastline of Tampa Bay. Models have shown different paths for the storm – but regardless it’s clear that we will see significant effects from Ian’s visit. The newest track at 5pm again bumped east, putting landfall north of Tampa. Evacuations are already underway tonight. See more info on evacuations for your neighborhood in the Storm Center on our homepage.

Winds right now are at 100 miles per hour. The storm is currently 155 miles southeast of Cuba. It’s moving at 13MPH. Here are some observations from weather experts on the local impacts expected for the Tampa area.