Tonight: Clear, dry, comfortable, and cool. Morning lows will be in the mid 50s to lower 60s depending on your location.
Wednesday & Thursday: Even drier air will be ushered in from the north and northeast as Ian tracks toward Florida. Winds will pick up out of the north and northeast and we will likely have sustained winds between 15 and 25 mph with gusts higher than that. This will lead to an increased fire weather risk. A Fire Weather Warning/Red Flag Warning is in place from 9 AM through 7 PM. Be sure to avoid to outdoor burning, as fires could spread rapidly. Fire Weather Watch issued for Thursday. Additionally, you may want to secure any outdoor items since it will be quite windy. High temperatures will only be in the lower 80s. Overnight temperatures will be in the 50s again!
Friday – Next Tuesday: Sunny, warm, and pleasant weather continues. High temperatures will be in the lower and mid 80s and then possibly upper 80s early next week. The pleasant mornings in the upper 50s to lower 60s will continue.
Tracking the Tropics: Hurricane Ian is forecast to strike southwest Florida anywhere from Ft. Myers up to Tampa. It will likely stay just to the south of Tampa, but either way, it will be a large and powerful hurricane bringing significant impacts to the Florida peninsula. Once it moves inland, it will weaken, but still bring impacts all the way up to Georgia and the Carolinas Friday and into the weekend.