Hurricane Adalia hit the Florida Gulf Coast. Where is it heading now?

Hurricane Adalia hit the Florida Gulf Coast. Where is it heading now?

Hurricane Idalia is almost approaching Florida, but the storm continues to bring bad weather to parts of the state.

The center of Idalia has begun moving into southern Georgia, just hours after it landed near Keaton Beach on Florida's west coast as a Category 3 hurricane, according to a National Hurricane Center advisory at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

The system continues to batter parts of Florida with strong winds and rain. Coastal communities along Florida's Gulf Coast were flooded. There is still a threat of tornadoes in some parts of northern Florida.

Where is Adalia now? And how strong is it?

Hurricane Adalia, now a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of about 90 mph, was about 15 miles southeast of Valdosta, Georgia, and about 165 miles southwest of Savannah, Georgia, as of the National Hurricane Center's hourly update 11 a.m.

Hurricane winds extend miles from its center, and tropical storm winds extend to 230 miles.

Where is Adalia headed?

According to the hurricane center, Idalia is rolling out of Florida and moving north-northeast at about 20 mph to south The forecast shows the system moving across southeastern Georgia on Wednesday and near the South Carolina coast Wednesday night, with the potential to be a Category 1 hurricane.

The forecast track shows Idalia weakening back to a tropical storm by the time it's off the coast of South Carolina, whence it will move into the Atlantic Ocean and near Bermuda by early next week.

What kind of weather will it bring?

Storm Surge: Forecasters warned early Wednesday that Idalia was expected to bring a life-threatening and "catastrophic" storm surge to Florida's Gulf Coast, with most storm surges expected to be between 12 and 16 feet above ground level, between Wakulla County and Wakulla County. /Jefferson. Line Yankeet Town.

"The deepest waters will occur along the immediate coast near and to the right of the center, where the rise will be accompanied by large and destructive waves," the hurricane center said.

Hurricane Adalia could produce a storm surge of up to 11 feet in some parts of Florida, as of the National Hurricane Center warning at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Winds: Hurricane conditions are expected to continue to occur in parts of Florida under a hurricane warning, and tropical storm conditions are expected to continue Wednesday along parts of Florida's west coast under a tropical storm warning. Hurricane conditions are possible in Georgia and South Carolina under a hurricane watch.

Rain: Idealia is expected to bring 4 to 8 inches of rain, with some isolated areas seeing up to 12 inches of rain from Florida's Big Bend through central Georgia and South Carolina and across eastern North Carolina through Thursday. Urban and moderate flash floods would be possible, with "significant impacts."

Hurricane Adalia Watch and Warning

Hurricane Warning: Suwannee River west to Indian Pass in Florida. Altamaha Sound, Georgia, to Edisto Beach, South Carolina.

Hurricane Watch: From the St. Mary's River Estuary to Altamaha Strait in Georgia; Edisto Beach to the South Santee River in South Carolina.

Tropical Storm Warning: Bonita Beach north to Suwannee River, including Tampa Bay, Florida; Sebastian Inlet in Florida to the North Carolina/Virginia border. The warning also affects Amlico and Albemarle Sound in North Carolina.

Storm Surge Warning: Englewood north to the Osilla River, including Tampa Bay, Florida. Voice of Saint Catherine. Georgia to the South Santee River in South Carolina.

Storm surge watch: Bonita Beach north to Englewood, including Port Charlotte, Florida; from the mouth of St. Mary's River to St. Catherine Strait, Georgia; Beaufort Inlet to Ocracoke Inlet in North Carolina; The Neuse and Pamlico Rivers in North Carolina.

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