Monday will be the day to prepare in Tampa Bay as a category 3 hurricane is now forecasted to make landfall in Florida sometime tomorrow.
The time frame still looks to be late Tuesday night into Wednesday when Idalia’s force will be felt here in the Tampa area. The exact point of landfall isn’t as important. We know the entire Tampa Bay area will experience high winds and heavy rain.
Here are the latest observations on what will become Hurricane Idalia sometime today from Denis Phillips from ABC Action News as well as other Tampa weather experts.