Tropical Storm Ian: Northeast Florida, Southeast Georgia in forecast cone

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Action News Jax First Alert Weather Team is continuing to track several tropical systems, including Tropical Storm Ian.

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Ian, which formed Friday night, is expected to strengthen later this weekend rapidly and could bring hurricane conditions to the Cayman Islands by early Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The 5 p.m. track shows Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia in the forecast cone. However, First Alert Meteorologist Corey Simma said there are still lots of possible changes ahead in where the storm will ultimately make landfall.

A Hurricane Warning is currently in effect for the Cayman Islands.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Jamaica, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac.

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. A warning is typically issued 36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

Get the full breakdown by reading the latest entry of Talking the Tropics with Mike


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