Hurricane warning stays in place as Tropical Storm Ian drifts west

Hurricane warning remains in place as Tropical Storm Ian drifts west

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Update: 1:20pm Sunday 25 Sept.:

Forecasters sounded an optimistic note, Sunday afternoon as Tropical Storm Ian continued to drift to the west, raising hopes that Cayman could suffer a glancing blow rather than a direct hit from the developing weather system.

Despite the shift in the forecast track, with the eye of the storm now expected to pass around 100 miles from Grand Cayman, there remains potential for “rapid intensification”. It could be a “strong hurricane” by the time it passes the islands, bringing high winds and surging seas.

The closest point of approach will be the centre at 104 miles southwest of Grand Cayman on Monday at 10am, according to the latest National Weather Service briefing.

Grand Cayman remains under a Hurricane Warning and the Sister Islands remain under a Tropical Storm Watch.

Deputy Governor Franz…