Early on Tuesday, Hurricane Ian developed
Hurricane Ian developed into a powerful Category 3 storm as Florida and Cuba prepared for high winds and potential flooding.
According to the National Hurricane Center: With maximum sustained winds of 125 mph, the hurricane made landfall
just southwest of the town of La Coloma in the Pinar Del Ro province of western Cuba at around 4:30 a.m. ET.
A hurricane watch was issued throughout Florida's west coast from north of Englewood to the Anclote River,
including Tampa Bay, while a hurricane warning is in effect for the Cuban provinces of Isla de la Juventud, Artemisa and Pinar del Ro.
Before the storm hit, several counties on Florida's west coast issued evacuation orders.
Through Thursday, Ian is predicted to bring 4 to 8 inches of rain to the rest of the peninsula,
6 to 12 inches of rain to central-west Florida, and four to six inches of rain to the Keys.