Powerful Hurricane Idalia takes aim at Florida and the Southeastern US

Hurricane Idalia on GOES-East



Hurricane Idalia, pronounced (ee-DAL-ya), has become a strong category 2 hurricane in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, with its sights set on the big bend of Florida. As of the latest 8:00 PM EDT National Hurricane Center (NHC) advisory, the hurricane has sustained winds of 105 mph and is moving north at 16 mph. On satellite imagery, the storm appears to be very healthy with strong convection around its center. The system has yet to feature an eye but is expected to continue to restrengthen upon landfall Wednesday morning in Florida.

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