The Daily Weather Update from FOX Weather: Idalia eyes Florida with life-threatening storm surge

Start your day with the latest weather news – All eyes are on Idalia as the tropical storm is expected to strengthen into a major hurricane and make landfall along Florida’s Gulf Coast later this week.

Welcome to the Daily Weather Update from FOX Weather. It’s Monday, Aug. 28, 2023. Start your day with everything you need to know about today's weather. You can also get a quick briefing of national, regional and local weather whenever you like with the FOX Weather Update podcast.

Hurricane HQ: All eyes are on Idalia as storm aims for Florida

Hurricane, Tropical Storm and Storm Surge Watches have been issued for parts of Florida as the state prepares for potential landfall of Idalia. 

Idalia is expected to continue intensifying and make landfall as a major hurricane along Florida’s Gulf Coast later this week.

Current watches/warnings for Tropical Storm Idalia.
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Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for 33 counties to ensure communities have the resources they need ahead of the storm’s arrival.

The forecast cone for Idalia.
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Track Idalia live with FOX Weather

FOX Weather has put together a live tracker of the latest data on Idalia as it churns toward Florida here. 

The latest on Idalia.
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Do you know where to go should you have to evacuate?

With Idalia threatening, millions of people in Florida could be asked by local governments to head to higher ground and evacuate ahead of the potential hurricane. 

Check here for an interactive map where you can type in an address to see if your home or business falls in an evacuation zone and find the nearest exit route.

Franklin becomes season's first major hurricane

Hurricane Franklin continues to churn across the Atlantic and has become the season's first major hurricane

Franklin strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane early Monday morning and will pass several hundred miles off the mid-Atlantic coast.

The FOX Forecast Center says the Southeast and mid-Atlantic coasts will likely experience big swells and rip currents through the Labor Day weekend, but the forecast remains that the storm will not make landfall in the U.S.

Franklin's forecast track.
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