Motorists pass through the toll plaza unimpeded on their way to the Sunshine Skyway bridge as Hurricane Ian approaches on September 27, 2022 near St. Petersburg, Florida. Tolls have been suspended as forecasts call for the storm to make landfall in the area on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

All of the Tampa Bay area will feel the impact of a massive hurricane, but where Hurricane Ian makes landfall plays a big part in terms on storm surge. If the hurricane path stays south, it’ll be less of a surge for Tampa Bay. Wednesday night looks to be when Ian will really wreak havoc for Central Florida.

For the latest information on evacuations, cancelations, shelters and more, visit the Storm Center on our homepage. Here are the latest observations from Denis Phillips and his ABC Action News team and other weather experts.

  • Another shift east...

  • Tornado alerts...

  • The Skyway Winds tonight...

  • The southern trend...