Hurricane Idalia: See spaghetti models, path, storm activity for Sarasota, Manatee, Florida

Florida is watching the Gulf of Mexico after Idalia increased to hurricane strength early Tuesday 370 miles south-southwest of Tampa. Idalia is expected to intensify and dart north toward Florida's west coast. It still remains to be seen how Sarasota and Manatee County will be affected.

The National Hurricane Center is forecasting Idalia could intensify to a Category 3 major hurricane before making landfall. There were 33 Florida counties under a state of emergency after a declaration Saturday by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Where will Hurricane Idalia go? Where will landfall happen? Keep checking here to keep track.

Where will the storm go? State activates emergency operations center team ahead of expected tropical storm

What's the storm season forecast for 2023?

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in its latest 2023 season forecast released Aug. 10 is calling for 14-21 named storms to develop this year, of which six to 11 could become hurricanes with two to five of those that could become major hurricanes. That predicts an "above-normal level of activity."

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Helpful hurricane resources and links

Need to prepare for a hurricane? Here's what you should have in a disaster supply kit

What food supplies to have? Get enough nonperishable foods to last two weeks

Hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones: What’s an invest and why do they keep saying tropical cyclone?

Florida Hurricane Guide: Everything you need to know about preparing for a hurricane or tropical storm in our resource guide

Officials encourage residents to assemble a hurricane kit early, storing enough supplies to last at least three days. Doing so ensures there are adequate supplies available on store shelves and prevents a rush — and shortages — that regularly occur when a storm is imminent.

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This article originally appeared on Fort Myers News-Press: Hurricane Idalia path: Spaghetti models, storm tracker Sarasota