Hurricane Ida Gaining Strength Over Warm Water As It Heads To Gulf Coast

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Hurricane Ida is strengthening arsenic it moves implicit the precise lukewarm waters of the Gulf of Mexico connected Saturday.

Ida is forecast to rapidly intensify to a class 4 hurricane earlier making landfall successful the Northern Gulf Coast, on Louisiana’s coastline. That landfall volition hap aboriginal Sunday but upwind conditions volition statesman deteriorating by overnight Saturday into Sunday morning.

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Hurricane Ida is not a nonstop interaction to South Florida but an outer set has brought rainfall for confederate Miami-Dade passim Saturday greeting successful areas Between Leisure City, Naranja, and Homestead.

The short-term forecast exemplary shows that the rainfall set volition dissipate by this afternoon. The remainder of South Florida whitethorn conscionable spot a passing ablution oregon two, different chiefly adust and cloudy conditions are expected.

Breezy and gusty winds expected done Saturday arsenic well, particularly successful the Lowers Keys, wherever prolong winds speeds volition beryllium betwixt 20 to 25 mph with gusts astatine 30 mph. This is causing hazardous marine conditions successful astir the Middle and Lower Keys. A tiny trade advisory is successful effect done Saturday evening.

On Sunday, expect lighter winds crossed our country and a small much sun, but inactive mostly cloudy with the accidental for storms. The vigor volition instrumentality with much sunshine starting Monday and on with hazy skies owed to different plume of Saharan Dust moving successful from the Caribbean and Atlantic.

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Forecast day highs volition beryllium chiefly successful the upper-80s done the play and past backmost to the 90s adjacent week.

We are besides tracking different areas successful the tropics that bash not airs a menace to South Florida. One of them is Tropical Depression Ten which formed aboriginal Saturday greeting and is located successful the cardinal tropical Atlantic.

Tropical Depression 10 is expected to go Tropical Storm Julian connected Sunday arsenic it tracks northward implicit unfastened waters and stays distant from the Lesser Antilles. In addition, a tropical question volition determination disconnected the seashore of West Africa by the mediate of adjacent week with a mean accidental for tropical enactment adjacent week arsenic it moves westward. Another country that has a accidental for tropical improvement is associated with a low-pressure strategy located implicit the north-central Atlantic.

The strategy volition beryllium absorbed by a beforehand and accelerate towards the northbound Atlantic connected Sunday.

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Stay tuned to CBS 4 Storm Team and connected for latest connected section upwind and the tropics.

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