8:00 AM WEDNESDAY UPDATE: Hurricane Maria is still a dangerous Category 4 storm moving over Puerto Rico with 150 mph winds. Maria is currently moving west over the island at 10 mph, with a turn to the north and west this afternoon. Maria should emerge off the northern coast of Puerto Rico by this afternoon, and then track just north of the Dominican Republic by tonight or tomorrow.
6:30 AM WEDNESDAY UPDATE: Hurricane Maria officially made landfall near Yabucoa, Puerto Rico around 6:15 this morning as a Category 4 storm with winds up to 155 mph. A 113 mph wind gust was recently reported in San Juan.
5AM WEDNESDAY UPDATE: Hurricane Maria is making landfall on Puerto Rico early Wednesday morning. As of 6AM, the center was located 35 miles SE of San Juan. Maria is currently a Category 4 storm with winds of 155 mph. The W/NW track will continue today, passing over Puerto Rico and then just north of the Dominican Republic tonight and tomorrow.
Damaging winds, torrential rain, and potentially deadly storm surge will be the main impacts to the islands today.
A turn to the north is still expected Saturday, keeping Maria far east of the Florida peninsula. No impacts to SWFL are expected at this time.