Tropical Storm 


According to the 11 a.m. National Hurricane Center update, Tropical Storm Ian's track has shifted somewhat, with the center intersecting Florida north of the Tampa Bay area.

Tropical Storm Ian is expected to become Hurricane Ian late Sunday. National Hurricane Center Tropical Storm Ian 8 a.m. update:

– Location: About 300 miles SSE of Kingston Jamaica (14.2 N, 74.5W) – Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph – Movement: WSW at 15 mph – Minimum central pressure: 1004 mb – Next update at 11 a.m.

Risk of Atlantic storms peaks in early September

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association has calculated the likelihood of a tropical storm or hurricane being present in the Atlantic Basin on a given date. 

Tropical Storm Ian, which formed late Friday night over the southern Caribbean, is set to intensify into a powerful hurricane during the next few days. The big picture: The storm could become a major hurricane, crossing portions of Cuba and then turning northward into Florida by midweek.