Stormy weather Ian could become a Category 4 storm as it approaches Florida.
According to the most recent projection, a tropical storm that is currently expected to make landfall in Florida next week as a hurricane might intensify into a Category 4 storm.
Stormy weather Ian, the ninth tropical storm of the year, developed late on Friday over the central Caribbean Sea.
As it approaches the Cayman Islands on Sunday night, it is anticipated that the storm will continue to build throughout the weekend
and become a hurricane. For the Cayman Islands, a hurricane watch is now in force.
Ian is expected to intensify into a Category 2 hurricane as it approaches the Cayman Islands in close proximity,
then intensify into a major Category 3 hurricane early on Tuesday as it passes by Cuba.
According to the National Weather Service, "with the majority of the west coast in the cone, uncertainty of landfall remains high."
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order on Friday declaring a "state of emergency" for 24 Florida counties that may be in the path of the hurricane.
On Saturday, he increased the order to cover the entirety of Florida, citing "projected to constitute a severe disaster" conditions.