While Tropical Strom Frances continues it's trak across Florida and it's strike at the panhandle on Monday afternoon, we must cast a blurry eye to the southeast and consider Ivan.
Already Ivan is big and will get bigger. Now a cat 3, could easily go cat 4 and possibly a cat 5. So what are we looking at?
The preliminary track has Ivan moving towards south Florida by Saturday afternoon. Before everyone gets nervous, there are different factors as work here. One the path is different from that of Frances, being a little further south. This is good and bad news depending on where you live. The bad news it will likely take a track across Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, and eastern Cuba before reaching Florida. Those places will see some serious damage. On the flip side, the mountains of Hispaniola nd eastern Cuba will do serious damage to Ivan before it reaches the US mainland. If that is the case, Ivan would be anoyher Frances...very wet, but not quite as windy.