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Hurricane Ian tracker: Latest maps, projections and possible paths

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Hurricane Ian tracker: Latest maps, projections and possible paths

A major hurricane is headed toward Florida, bringing with it the threat of high winds, dangerous storm surge and even tornadoes.

PHOTO: Maximum sustained winds are up to 150 mph ahead of landfall.
Maximum sustained winds are up to 150 mph ahead of landfall.

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Hurricane Ian, which is currently in the Gulf of Mexico, is forecast to make landfall on Florida’s western coast on Wednesday between 1 and 6 p.m., somewhere between Port Charlotte and Sarasota.

PHOTO: Alerts in effect for Hurricane Ian in Florida and adjacent states are shown in a weather graphic released early morning, Sept. 28, 2022.
Alerts in effect for Hurricane Ian in Florida and adjacent states are shown in a weather graphic released early morning, Sept. 28, 2022.

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The storm was approaching Category 5 strength as it headed toward the coast — though track, timing and intensity could still change.

PHOTO: Forecast track of Hurricane Ian through Florida is shown in a weather graphic released early morning, Sept. 28, 2022.
Forecast track of Hurricane Ian through Florida is shown in a weather graphic released early morning, Sept. 28, 2022.

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Significant and possibly devastating impacts could extend far from the center of the storm. The entire Florida Peninsula is under either a hurricane or tropical storm warning. Hurricane warnings have been issued for Tampa and Fort Myers, extending south to Chokoloskee.

As Ian moves north, tropical storm force winds could reach coastal Georgia and South Carolina. Tropical storm watches have been issued for Savannah and near Charleston.

PHOTO: Storm surge will reach over a foot on parts of the West Coast of Florida.

Storm surge will reach over a foot on parts of the West Coast of Florida.

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Life-threatening storm surge is possible, with up to 16 feet forecast in Fort Myers, 10 feet in Sarasota and up to 6 feet possible in Tampa. Jacksonville could also see up to 6 feet of storm surge. Storm surge warnings are in effect for a large portion of the west coast of Florida, from Cedar Key to the southwest corner of the state.

PHOTO: Early morning futurecast of Hurricane Ian in Florida at 7am is shown in a weather graphic released early morning, Sept. 28, 2022.

Early morning futurecast of Hurricane Ian in Florida at 7am is shown in a weather graphic released early morning, Sept. 28, 2022.

ABC News

Flooding from torrential rains is also possible inland. The highest rain totals are expected from Venice to Sarasota to the Tampa Bay area, where up to 20 inches of rain is forecast. Up to 2 feet is possible in some areas. Overall, a swath large of the Florida peninsula and up along the coast to South Carolina is forecast to get more than half a foot of rain through the upcoming weekend.

Tornadoes are possible over the next three days with Ian’s approach, as it makes landfall and moves north through Florida. At least three have been reported in South Florida so far Tuesday night.

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