Hurricane Idalia Update 8.30.2023

Overview – Idalia is expected to make landfall in the Big Bend region of Florida as a Category 4 major hurricane around daybreak this morning. After landfall, Idalia is forecasted to track to the northeast and should gradually weaken. However, Idalia is forecasted to be at hurricane strength as it reaches southeast GA late this afternoon, then become a tropical storm as it tracks along the coast of SC. Impacts from Idalia will gradually increase this morning, deteriorating sharply across the region this afternoon and evening. Conditions should improve during the daylight hours of tomorrow (8/31).