Chief Meteorologist Chris Franklin talks about Hurricane Ian, which will become a major hurricane, perhaps as early as late Monday or early Tuesday.
A curve to the north and northeast is expected on Wednesday and Thursday as it steers toward a trough of low pressure over the eastern US and rounds a high pressure area to its east. This would put it on track to reach the western coast of Florida by late Thursday.
Southwest shear should weaken the system some before landfall, but there will likely still be significant impacts for parts of Florida including heavy rain, hurricane-force winds and storm surge. Models shifted slightly eastward on Sunday after a more westward trend noted on Saturday. The cone of uncertainty indicates a landfall anywhere from Miramar Beach to Fort Myers, Florida.