Hurricane Idalia makes landfall in Florida

Hurricane Idalia is expected to make landfall soon, with tornado-like winds.

Hurricane Idalia makes landfall in Florida

As dawn breaks in St. Petersburg Florida, heavy rains and flooding are being brought by Hurricane Idalia into the Tampa Bay region.

Idalia is a powerful Category 4, and it's now 60 miles west of Cedar Key, 90 miles south-southwest of Tallahassee, as it continues its path towards Florida's Big Bend.

While the storm is expected to land far north of Tampa Bay, the coastal regions further south like St. Petersburg are still reporting severe surges.

This morning, here's what St. Petersburg looks like: