Joe... I live in FL and it does look pretty nasty of the Bahamas. The weather "authorities" here in Florida are saying that it is supposed to move on out after Thursday.
some local tv stations you can look at for Central FL (you are going South but these will give you updates) are:
wcpx.com (ABC i think or CBS maybe)
wofl.com (fox 35 news)
We are going to the Eastern C. at the end of the month so we are watching closely too.