MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Ida intensified with the latest advisory. Earlier in the day, Ida made landfall on the Isle of Youth as a Category 1 hurricane.
It is moving to the northwest at 15 mph with 80 mph winds.READ MORE: French Forces Kill ISIS Leader Believed To Be Responsible For Sgt. La David Johnson’s Death
A hurricane watch is in place in Cameron, Louisiana to the Mississippi/Alabama border.
Ida will move over the central Gulf of Mexico on Saturday.READ MORE: COVID Booster Shot Confusion Ahead Of FDA Advisory Committee Meeting
Ida is forecast to make landfall along the U.S. northern Gulf coast within the hurricane watch area on Sunday as either a Category 3 or Category 4 storm.
Dangerous storm surge is possible for the Gulf Coast depending on the tide by the time the system reaches the U.S.MORE NEWS: Rodney Rodriguez, Driver In High-Speed Crash That Killed 3, Finally Booked Into Jail
South Florida will see the fringes with breezy tropical showers.