Forecast track, cone and more

The latest: As of Tuesday evening, Ian is a major hurricane between Cuba and the Florida Keys. Its most recent track shows landfall in Southwest Florida.

Related: Tuesday Live Updates: Tampa Bay in final hours of prep as Hurricane Ian nears

Where is Ian heading right now?

Here is the latest forecast track and cone from the National Hurricane Center, as well as recent satellite footage. The line and cone represent where the eye of the storm is expected to go in the coming days.

No prediction is exact — the cone shows the range that two out of three storms would take on average. But a third of the time, storms leave the cone.

A storm’s effects can reach much farther than its eye. This satellite video shows the storm for the last three hours.

Hover or tap on the circles on the map to see when the storm is predicted to reach each point.

Date from the National Hurricane Center. Video images from the National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service.

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2022 Tampa Bay Times Hurricane Guide

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PART 1: The Tampa Bay Times partnered with the National Hurricane Center for a revealing look at future storms.

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