Kimberlain emphasized that now is the time to gather supplies and make plans if evacuation orders are made. Evacuations are based on storm surge, not wind. So-called "shadow evacuations,"
As of 11 p.m., Tropical Storm Ian was moving west-northwest at 12 mph with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. It was located 385 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, and 680 miles east-southeast of Grand Cayman
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT AREAS:A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...* Cayman IslandsA Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...* Jamaica
"This storm is expected to strengthen to a major Category 3 hurricane with winds of 115 mph by Wednesday morning," WESH 2 meteorologist Kellianne Klass said
Southwest Florida to Tampa Bay are all in play for landfall. Still thinking the impacts for Central Florida will be around Tuesday through Thursday.
GFS and European models are still not in agreement with the speed of the storm. GFS has the storm lingering off of the coast through Friday.