Hurricane Ian lashes Florida

Hurricane-force wind gusts possible for large part of Orlando area

ORLANDO, Fla. – Rain chances will increase through the day as outer bands of Hurricane Ian begin to push into Central Florida.

Expect a 70% coverage of rain Tuesday and a 90% coverage of rain on Wednesday.

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Tropical storm-force winds will begin to push in Wednesday across Central Florida.

As the storm moves closer as a projected major hurricane, it will have more impacts in Central Florida.

Hurricane-force wind gusts are possible for a large part of Central Florida for the middle and end of the week.

News 6 meteorologist Samara Cokinos pinpoints the county-by-county forecast ahead of Hurricane Ian's arrival in the Sunshine State.

Expect power outages and downed trees if we have strong winds around for a long period of time.

Flooding could be a concern as heavy rain adds up to 10 inches or more in western zones. Many areas will see 6 to 8 inches of rain.

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Strong rip currents and coastal flooding will be an issue, too.

Remember, all of this information is dependent on the precise track of Ian.


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From chasing tornadoes and tracking the tropics, to forecasting ice storms and other dangerous weather, Troy Bridges has covered it all! Troy is an award-winning meteorologist who always prepares you for the day ahead on the News 6 Morning News.