The National Weather Service has escalated its alert level from a Tropical Storm Watch to a Tropical Storm Warning for the area encompassing Walt Disney World. This change in warning status signifies that tropical storm-force winds are anticipated to impact the designated region within the upcoming 36 hours.
According to the most recent weather predictions for Orange County, Florida, wind speeds are likely to range between 20-30 mph, with potential gusts reaching up to 45 mph. Specific locales within the county may encounter even stronger winds, ranging from 58-73 mph, as Hurricane Idalia advances through the state.
The trajectory of Idalia is currently aimed at Florida’s west coast, and the severity of its impact on Central Florida will largely hinge on its proximity to Tampa upon landfall. The storm is expected to evolve into a dangerous, major hurricane by the time it reaches the Florida coastline.
In addition to high winds, Orange County faces risks of flooding and possible tornado activity. Residents are advised to take necessary precautions and to stay updated on the latest weather advisories.
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