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Tropical Storm Ian forms over central Caribbean sea, forecast to become Category 3 hurricane

>> THIS IS A DOUBLE UP TV NEWS CHANNEL. 5 BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. >> WE BEGIN AT 11 WITH BREAKING NEWS. TROPICAL DEPRESSION NUMBER 9 HAS STRENGTHENED INTO TROPICAL STORM IN WHICH A SOUTH FLORIDA IN THE FORECAST CONE TONIGHT, ENTIRE VIEWING AREA UNDER STATE OF EMERGENCY. LET'S GET RIGHT TO DOUBLE UP TO THE FIRST ALERT. METEOROLOGIST JAMES WIELAND WITH THE LATEST ON THIS NEW TRACK. JAMES. YEAH, WE JUST GOT THIS ADVISORY IN HERE. I'VE GONE OVER. IT IS STILL MOVING TO THE WEST-NORTHWEST 12 MILES PER HOUR. WE'VE GOT THIS NEW LITTLE BURST OF CONVECTION THAT'S STARTING TO FIRE UP THERE. IT IS RIGHT THERE. THAT'S THE WINDS BY JUST 5 MILES PER HOUR. AND THAT'S ENOUGH. >> TO CALL A TROPICAL STORM IAN HERE, 40 MILES PER HOUR WINDS. NOW THE TRACK HASN'T CHANGED ALL THAT MUCH. THE MODELS SHIFTED, BABY.

JUST THE TISCH LEFT. MAYBE A TISH. >> TO THE WEST, THE EUROPEAN HAS NOT THOUGH IT'S STATE PRETTY MUCH IN PLACE THERE, YOU SEE COMING OFF THE COAST OF CUBA OFF THE WESTERN TIP OF CUBA AND THEN INTO SOMEWHERE INTO THE PENINSULA OF FLORIDA. NOW, THERE ARE INDICATIONS HERE THE HURRICANE CENTER'S TALKING ABOUT RAPID INTENSIFICATION IN THIS AREA HERE. SO WE SEE A BUMP TROPICAL STORM TO A CATEGORY ONE TO A CATEGORY 2, BUT THEY CAUTION IT COULD BE EVEN STRONGER HERE BECAUSE OF THE FACT IF IT RAPIDLY INTENSIFIES ARE REALLY GETS A WELL ORGANIZED.

IT COULD BE STRONGER THAN THAT. BUT IT IS EXPECTED TO EVENTUALLY BECOME A MAJOR HURRICANE. AND THEN COME INTO AGAIN THE WEST COAST OF FLORIDA. NOW, REMEMBER THIS CONE IS THAT THE CONE OF THE FACT THIS IS THE CONE OF WHERE THAT CENTER COULD BE? SO IT COULD BE ALL THE WAY OVER HERE OR COULD BE ALL THE WAY OVER HERE.

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