The latest: Idalia made landfall as a Category 3 hurricane about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday in Florida’s Big Bend region, near Keaton Beach. The storm’s eye is moving north-northeast toward the Florida-Georgia border in between Tallahassee and Jacksonville.
Where is Hurricane Idalia headed?
Here is the latest forecast track from the National Hurricane Center, as well as areas that could experience hurricane- and tropical storm-force winds in the next five days. The track shows only the best prediction for where the eye of the storm will travel; winds, rain and storm surge can extend far from the center.
How much could Idalia’s wind speeds change?
Forecasters project Idalia to weaken now that it has made landfall. Here are the most recent estimates for past measured maximum wind speeds and for those still to come.
Hurricane Idalia satellite video
Wednesday morning, Idalia’s eye was visible from satellite as the major hurricane approached land and its outer bands continued to pass over Tampa Bay.
Forecast data is from the National Hurricane Center. Video images are from the National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service.
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