For many in the Tampa area, this was just a wind and rain situation. For those along the coast waters are rising and causing flooding today. But for the Big Bend, Hurricane Idalia was a direct hit, reaching a Category 4 status.
Denis Phillips and our weather partners at ABC Action News called this one perfectly again in terms of the track and impact on the Tampa area. Here are their latest observations and some notes from other local weather experts about Idalia.