Ike Still Over Cuba Tuesday Morning

Ike remains over Cuba Tuesday morning. The storm moved parallel to the south Cuba coast overnight maintaining 80 mph winds.

NASA Visible Light Satellite Image

National Weather Service Doppler Radar, Key West Florida, 9:26am EDT 9/9/08

At 8:00 am EDT Tuesday Ike was 65 miles south of Havana. Hurricane force winds extended out only 35 miles from the center of the storm. Ike is moving in a west-northwesterly direction and will eventually move into the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to strengthen to a category 3 storm. This forecast track reduces the threat to Key West, Florida but puts Ike on a path to the south Texas coast by early Saturday.

For the latest updates on Ike check our Hurricane Tracker at http://www.wbaltv.com/hurricanes/index.html

John Collins

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