Tampa, Florida -- Due to the line of storms that are rolling through the Tampa Bay area Thursday, the scheduled opening of the I-4 connector on Friday morning has been delayed.

Pending weather, FDOT officials say the new target opening date for the connector is Sunday night into Monday morning.All movements are expected to be open by 5 a.m. Monday, January 6.

The connector will not be opened until all needed signs, pavement markings, lighting, etc. is in place as the public's safety is paramount.