When is Hurricane Idalia making landfall in Florida? What we know about potential hit near Apalachee Bay

Hurricane Idalia is expected to strengthen into a major Category 3 hurricane before making landfall. Here's the latest:

When is Hurricane Idalia supposed to hit Florida?

Hurricane Idalia is expected to reach the Gulf Coast of Florida on Wednesday morning. 

According to the latest cone, it's supposed to reach the coast as a major hurricane around 8 a.m. 

Where is Idalia expected to make landfall?

According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Idalia is likely to make landfall near Apalachee Bay on Wednesday morning. 

"Confidence is increasing that Idalia will reach the coast of Florida adjacent to Apalachee Bay Wednesday morning, with all of the reliable deterministic track models honed in on that area," the National Hurricane Center said. 


Hurricane Idalia's potential landfall zone includes historic Florida gem

Hurricane Idalia is likely to make landfall near Apalachee Bay, where Florida's second-oldest lighthouse is standing.

Where is Apalachee Bay?

Apalachee Bay is about 30 miles south of Tallahassee. 

Where is Idalia now?

As of Tuesday afternoon, Hurricane Idalia is located about 120 miles west of the Dry Tortugas and about 275 miles south-southwest of Tampa. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 85 mph as it moves north at 14 mph. 

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