Hurricane Ian live updates: Category 3 storm makes landfall in Cuba as Florida braces for impact

Hurricane Ian strengthened early Tuesday into a major Category 3 storm as Florida and Cuba braced for strong winds and possible floods.

The hurricane made landfall just southwest of the town of La Coloma in the Pinar Del Río province in western Cuba at around 4:30 a.m. ET, with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph, according the National Hurricane Center.

NBC Hurricane Ian live updates: Category 3 storm makes landfall in Cuba as Florida braces for impact