MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Ian made landfall at 3:05 pm EDT Wednesday afternoon as a category 4 major hurricane near Cayo Costa in southwest Florida. As of Thursday night, it has now made it across the Peninsula of FL and is expected to strengthen a little over the Atlantic before curving back towards the Carolinas Friday.

While Ian is no longer a threat to our area, we are live streaming sister station WFLA’s up-to-the-minute Ian coverage. People visiting the coast should check with local authorities about water conditions.

In south Florida: Category 4 Hurricane Ian brought “life-threatening storm surge along the southwest coast of Florida,” according to the National Hurricane Center. Storm peaked between 12 and 18 feet from Englewood to Bonita Beach, at Charlotte Harbor, and from Bonita Beach to Chokoloskee.