With Tampa Bay in its path, Ian strengthens to a hurricane

A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Tampa Bay.

By Colin Wolf

As expected, Tropical Storm Ian strengthened into a hurricane early Monday morning, and is expected to become a major hurricane, meaning a Category 3 or higher, by later tonight. According to the 8 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Ian is now about 275 miles southeast of the western tip of Cuba, moving northwest at 14 mph with sustained winds of 75 mph...

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