Walt Disney World & Universal Orlando Resort Now Under Tropical Storm Warning as Hurricane Ian Approaches Florida

The National Weather Service has upgraded Central Florida to a Tropical Storm Warning as Hurricane Ian heads toward Florida’s west coast.

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A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm-force winds are expected within 36 hours, but the National Weather Service is predicting the storm conditions to begin late today.

Winds are forecast to reach 25-40 mph with gusts to 55 mph with potential for 74-110 mph. Hurricane force-winds equivalent to a Category 1-2 are expected to arrive Wednesday morning.

There is also an increased tornado risk as well as a flood watch still in effect with 6-10” of rain expected in Orange County.

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Image source: National Weather Service

Hurricane Ian has made landfall in Cuba and is currently expected to arrive on Florida’s west coast as a Category 3 late Wednesday. The current trajectory of the cone puts Central Florida at risk of a Category 1 hurricane arriving on Thursday.

At this time, neither Walt Disney World nor Universal Orlando Resort have made any further operational changes. Stay tuned to WDWNT for further updates.

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