Ian rapidly intensified into a major hurricane at 2:30 a.m. EDT and then made landfall in western Cuba two hours later. It will emerge over the waters of the southeast Gulf of Mexico later Tuesday.
Ian is currently centered over western Cuba and is moving north. Maximum sustained winds have jumped to 125 mph.
Hurricane conditions are ongoing in western Cuba, and bands of rain containing gusty winds have also spread to the Florida Peninsula.
A hurricane warning is in effect for parts of Florida's West Coast from Bonita Beach to the Anclote River, including Tampa Bay. This warning means tropical storm conditions are expected by late Tuesday, with hurricane conditions arriving Wednesday.
A hurricane warning is also in effect for parts of western Cuba, as shown in the map below. This means hurricane conditions are ongoing.
A storm surge warning is in effect from the Anclote River to Flamingo, meaning life-threatening flooding from rising water moving inland from the coastline is possible.
A tropical storm warning is in effect for other parts of western and central Cuba, much of Central Florida, the lower Florida Keys, and portions of Florida's Atlantic coast, meaning tropical storm conditions are expected there Tuesday or Wednesday.
A tropical storm watch is in effect for Florida's northeast coast and southeastern Georgia, where tropical storm conditions are possible by Wednesday afternoon or Thursday.
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