Tropical Storm Ian was on Sunday barreling toward western Cuba, in which it is anticipated to soak the Caribbean island with large rainfall and set off storm surges as it turns into a hurricane on Monday, according to the Nationwide Hurricane Middle.
Forecast to start off quickly strengthening afterwards Sunday, storm Ian was about 570 miles (917 km) southeast of the western tip of Cuba, with sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (80 km per hour), the NHC explained.
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The Cuban govt has issued a hurricane warning for the Cuban provinces of Isla de Juventud, Pinar del Rio and Artemisa.
“Life-threatening storm surge and hurricane-pressure winds are expected in parts of western Cuba starting late Monday,” the NHC reported.
Storm Ian is also forecast to produce heavy rainfall, flash flooding and probable mudslides in regions of bigger terrain, especially about Jamaica and Cuba.
By mid-7 days the storm could induce flooding across the Florida Keys and Florida peninsula, NHC additional.