10 p.m. Advisory: Ian Slightly Stronger, Expected to Become Hurricane Tomorrow

Tropical Storm Ian continues to slowly get more organized tonight over the northwestern Caribbean. It seems to have made the northwestern turn as expected.

The official forecast from the NHC looks a lot like the early guidance from the 0z runs tonight carrying the center into the FLorida Big Bend area.

Tropical Storm Ian Advisory Number 8 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092022 1100 PM EDT Sat Sep 24 2022 

…IAN FORECAST TO BEGIN RAPIDLY INTENSIFYING AND BECOME A HURRICANE ON SUNDAY… …HURRICANE AND TROPICAL STORM WATCHES ISSUED FOR WESTERN CUBA…

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The government of Cuba has issued a Hurricane Watch for the Cuban provinces of Isla de Juventud, Pinar del Rio, and Artemisa, and a Tropical Storm Watch for the Cuban provinces of La Habana, Mayabeque, and Matanzas.

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area

A warning is typically issued 36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.  

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Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion. A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area.  

A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.