Q105 Storm Center

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Q105 Storm Center

Dave Roberts (L) and Brooke Painter load personal items into their van as they evacuate their vacation rental ahead of the possible arrival of Hurricane Idalia on August 28, 2023 in Tampa, Florida. Tropical Storm Idalia is nearing hurricane strength and is forecast to become a hurricane as it tracks toward the Gulf Coast of Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

As Florida braces for a visit from Hurricane Idalia, here are the thoughts from Denis Phillips and other Tampa meteorologists on the storm’s track and what Tampa area residents can expect.

Not much has changed in terms of the timeline of Idalia’s arrival. Conditions in the Tampa area will begin to worsen in the afternoon and evening as Idalia approaches.

Be sure your phone and batteries are charged. Double check to make sure you have our free radio station app on your phone. If you lose power, you’ll be able to listen and get updates from the ABC Action News team on the air throughout the storm.

  • Close to a Cat 3

  • Tornado Watch

  • Idalia's Impact Starting In South Florida...

  • The Surge

    It’s still all about the surge…

  • The Walmart Index

    It doesn’t happen often… every register open.

  • Tuesday 5AM Track from the NHC

    The next update comes at 11am.

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  • When we'll feel the winds pick up...

    The latest timeline for the strong sustained winds from the NHC.

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  • Good to know...

    Evacuations are underway…

  • Another little nudge west this morning...

    While they still see this becoming a Category 3 hurricane, the good news for the Tampa area is there was another slight “nudge” to the west this morning.

  • The track as of Tuesday morning...

    The Big Bend is still where the models see Idalia making landfall in Florida.

  • Tuesday morning update from the National Hurricane Center

    Storm surge along the coast continues to the big thing for our area…

  • Denis Phillips answers your questions...

    With the storm’s arrival about 24 hours away, Denis Phillips gave his thoughts last night on Idalia and what impacts we’ll see in Tampa Bay.

  • From the National Weather Service....

    These new maps are helpful to see what kind of misery Idalia will bring to your neighborhood.

  • Storm surge...

    If you live close to the water, today’s final track updates will be key.

  • Wind...

    Important tip about sustained winds vs gusts.

  • Pinellas County concerns...

    Those near the water are keeping a close eye on the track.

  • Denis on what to have in your Hurricane Supply Kit

    Being ready is key.


  • Taking shape...

    Late Monday night location of Idalia…

  • Shelters in Hillsborough County

    Locations in Tampa, Riverview, Wimauma, Lithia, Lutz, and Ruskin.

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