Invest 98-L is in the SE Caribbean and has an 80% chance for development over the next 48 hours and a 90% chance for development over the next 5 days. Models are in good agreement that it will track west through the Caribbean and eventually turn NW this weekend. But after 3-4 days, models disagree on where this system will head and that means everyone along the Gulf Coast should stay weather aware and keep checking in with the FOX 26 Weather Team daily. It still appears a front will dip down early next week and try to steer the system NE but there are several factors that are in play that could change the strength and track of this developing system. Once it gets going, it will have plenty of warm water and a low-shear environment for quick strengthening so it's something to pay close attention to. Fiona is still a major hurricane with 130 mph winds headed close to Bermuda tonight where hurricane warnings are in effect. Gaston is still a tropical storm with 65 mph winds which could bring some heavy rain and strong winds to the Azores.
The mistake occurred as Martha MacCallum and other Fox News anchors discussed Hurricane Ian’s impact in Florida on Wednesday.
Ian regained hurricane strength at about 5 p.m. Thursday and is heading toward the South Carolina coast.
Weather Channel Reporter Jim Cantore Hit By Flying Tree Branch As Category 4 Hurricane Ian Makes Landfall
Category 4 Hurricane Ian made landfall this afternoon near Fort Myers, Florida with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph. In doing so, it became the fifth-largest storm to hit the U.S. mainland — at least in recorded history — and the Weather Channel was there to cover it. Meteorologist Jim Cantore was at ground zero […]
Hurricane Ian strengthened into a Category 4 storm Wednesday morning.
"I’ve been speaking with people this morning who told me they’re just trying to find a way to get out."View Entire Post ›
A vacationer who sheltered in place during Hurricane Ian watched in terror from the 2nd floor as the water filled the home where she was staying
A woman went to Bonita Springs, Florida, to celebrate her 40th birthday with her family, but instead they had to ride out Hurricane Ian.
- USA TODAY
A chunk of the causeway connecting Sanibel Island to Florida's mainland had fallen into the sea Wednesday, cutting off access to the barrier island.
- The News-Press
Streaming with multiple cameras, Severe Studios, a camera at Fort Myers Beach went viral amid flooding from Hurricane Ian.
- The Daily Beast
Giorgio Viera/AFP via GettyThe full scale of the disaster unleashed by Hurricane Ian on Florida began to emerge Thursday after catastrophic flooding trapped residents in their homes, destroyed bridges, and other critical infrastructure, and left over 2 million people without power.The fifth-strongest hurricane to ever hit the U.S. when measured by wind speed, Ian tore into the Southwest Florida coast on Wednesday afternoon with violent gales, an epic storm surge, and as much as a foot of rain dr
- The News-Press
Hurricane Ian sent 150 mph winds and a towering storm surge tearing through the town of Fort Myers Beach in Florida.
"It is what you think it is," Fort Myers correspondent Kyla Galer said.
A curfew was in place for Fort Myers from September 28, as “portions of the city [were] under 3-4 feet of water,” the city said. Across Florida, more than 1.2 million customers remained without power early on Thursday in the wake of Hurricane Ian.Footage by Frank Lon shows the storm’s impact at Fort Myers Beach, with flooding and damage seen.The National Hurricane Center said Ian made landfall at Cayo Costa on Wednesday afternoon as an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph.It had weakened to a Category 1 storm by Thursday. Credit: Frank Loni via Storyful
Man Who Tried to Drain Pool During Hurricane Ian Is Among Deaths Confirmed as Toll Continues to Rise
A 72-year-old man who attempted to drain his pool in the middle of Hurricane Ian has died, along with a 38-year-old man who hydroplaned during the storm
The Action News Jax First Alert Weather Team is continuing to track Tropical Storm Ian.
- Raleigh News and Observer
Winds could be gusty Friday, even hitting tropical storm levels greater than 30 mph. But water accumulation is the biggest concern.
- Palm Beach Daily News
Florida saw a direct hit from Hurricane Ian. Use these maps to track the storm's path and spaghetti models.
- TCPalm | Treasure Coast Newspapers
As outer wind bands from Hurricane Ian kick up the surf, people comb the beach for little treasures
- Tallahassee Democrat
A monster-sized Hurricane Ian pummeled Florida on Wednesday with crushing storm surge, obliterating wind speeds and torrential rainfall.
- Miami Herald
For years, American crocodiles have be seen lounging, mouths agape, on boat ramps in the Key Largo neighborhood of Stillwright Point.
- Miami Herald
As Ian continued its destructive trek across Florida, over a million households across the state awoke on Thursday without electricity as residents and emergency crews along the Gulf Coast began to assess the toppled buildings, flooded streets and crippled infrastructure.