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Tropical Storm Watches for portion of Florida as Tropical Storm Ian sets sights on Florida

FOX13’s Chief Meteorologist Paul Dellegatto says it’s ‘all signs go’ when it comes to Tropical Storm Ian. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for a portion of the Florida Keys as Tropical Storm Ian tracks toward the Sunshine State.
He says the storm will enter a spot in the northwest Caribbean Sea Sunday night and Monday morning with very warm water and very light shear, which means there is nothing to stop Ian from rapidly intensifying.Dellegatto says the big questions are what position the storm will take and what structure it will have as it near the Florida coast late Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
Dellegato says he will not be surprised if a Hurricane Watch is issued for a portion of Florida on Monday. The models show Tropical Storm Ian running parallel with the state, which is not good news for Florida because it increases the storm surge risk.

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