Tropical Storm Idalia could reach hurricane strength before hitting Florida this week

Tropical Storm Idalia could reach hurricane strength before hitting Florida this week

Forecasters say the storm is expected to intensify as it moves north over the Gulf of Mexico, but it’s still unclear how strong it will be and what path it will take.

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​Forecasters say the storm is expected to intensify as it moves north over the Gulf of Mexico, but it’s still unclear how strong it will be and what path it will take.