In Florida, tornadoes are "possible" as Hurricane Ian approaches Cuba.

As Hurricane Ian batters western Cuba with high winds and torrential rains, the National Hurricane Center warned on Monday that tornadoes

are "likely" through Tuesday throughout the Florida Keys, southern, and central Florida.

The weather near western Cuba started to worsen Monday night, and forecasters predict Ian to intensify quickly as it moves north-northeast from the Caribbean Islands. 

Forecasters stated in their 8 p.m. EDT update that the storm's core was roughly 130 miles southeast of Cuba's westernmost point.

The most recent prognosis stated that "Ian will then rise over the southeast Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, pass west of the Florida Keys late Tuesday

With greater gusts, Ian was recording sustained winds of up to 100 mph. When sustained winds exceed 74 mph, Category 2 winds reach 96 mph

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