Tropical Storm Ian timeline: When could soon-to-be hurricane impact Central Florida?

As Tropical Storm Ian continues makes its way passed Cayman Islands, Jamaica, and Cuba, and enters the Gulf of Mexico, it's expected to rapidly increase in intensity and become a major hurricane – considered category 3 or higher. Florida, including Orlando and the surrounding areas, remains in Ian's track – the so-called cone of uncertainty, though it's not yet clear exactly where the storm will make landfall.

Here is the latest track and timeline from the National Hurricane Center:

  • Current location: 160 miles south-southeast of Grand Cayman, 495 miles southeast of Cuba
  • Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph
  • Current movement: Northwest at 12 mph
  • Pressure: 911 mb

Tropical Storm Ian: Current tropical storm or hurricane watches and warnings