Tropical Storm Ian continues to jog across the west central Caribbean with slightly less wind shear. That should allow the system to get better organized into Sunday. It’s also heading into extremely warm water (even warmer than usual for this time of year)! The result of those variables will likely lead to the storm “rapidly intensifying” over the next couple of days. The National Hurricane Center has Ian becoming a hurricane either Sunday afternoon or Sunday evening. While over the NW Caribbean, the system could quickly gather steam and even “explode” into a major hurricane (category 3, or higher) by
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