Tracking Hurricane Ian: Storm's predicted path ahead of landfall along Florida's coast

Hurricane Ian is expected to make landfall along Florida's west coast sometime late Wednesday afternoon or early evening.

According to the National Hurricane Center, Ian could continue to intensify up until landfall. It was upgraded to a Category 4 storm early Wednesday morning.

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Landfall is expected sometime Wednesday afternoon as a Category 4 storm.

Hurricane-force winds were expected in Florida well in advance of the storm’s eyewall moving inland.

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By Thursday afternoon, the west coast of Florida is nearly clear of predicted storm activity and FOX 13 Chief Meteorologist Paul Dellegatto said the sunset may be visible around the Tampa Bay area Thursday night.