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Hurricane Irma closing in on Florida Keys, coming into Tennessee next Tuesday

As of this posting, Hurricane Irma is back to a Category 5, with 160MPH sustained winds.

Overnight last night it moved on a more westerly track, putting its eye over the Florida Keys and the Gulf side of Florida’s peninsula.

Hurricane Irma (via The Weather Channel)

It is still projected to strike Florida as a Category 5, or a high Category 4 when it makes landfall.

As of 11PM EDT on 9/8/2017, LOCATION: 22.1°N, 77.7°W – 120 mi ESE of CAIBARIEN CUBA.

As it makes its way north through Florida over the weekend, East Tennesseans will want to pay attention early next week as forecast models have the remnants of Irma over northern Georgia and/or Alabama and into Tennessee late Monday through Tuesday. In some models, the center of Irma could come into Tennessee, drift West, then turn towards the East, possibly bringing tropical storm-force winds, and dumping torrential rainfall in the area and causing flooding issues as it changes directions.

Forecast models showing various possible paths of Irma (via weather Underground)

Irma’s death toll stands at 22 but it may climb as it makes partial landfall in Cuba before crossing into Florida.

Stay tuned to your local television and radio outlets, listen to NOAA Weather Radio for the latest, and listen to East Tennessee SKYWARN on 146.940 (alternate 146.625 MHz) as conditions warrant.

Hurricane Irma slams Caribbean, eyes Florida, 2 more Hurricanes in Tropics

Florida is bracing as Hurricane Irma, the strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded, is feared to hit Florida on Sunday.

The hurricane “remains a dangerous and life-threatening Category 5” storm, Florida Gov. Rick Scott warned Wednesday night at a briefing. Forecast models have put the storm on a track to hit Florida over the weekend, but meteorologists have warned its path could change.

Scott said Florida is “at least 48 hours away from feeling the effects of this massive system.” The Florida Keys, he said, could feel the effects of the storm Friday night and early Saturday.

Read more (via FoxNews):  http://fxn.ws/2eMy7wW


While the forecast track currently has Irma going up the Atlantic side of Florida’s coast, should the Hurricane go further west and then come up the Gulf of Mexico and into the Panhandle, it could affect East Tennessee as it comes north. Please stay tuned over the weekend as Irma comes ashore and tracks up the coastline one side or the other of Florida.


Hurricane Jose is as of now a Category 1 storm, trekking along the same path as Irma, but predicted to go further north than Irma currently is going.

 

Hurricane Jose

Hurricane Katia has formed in the Gulf of Mexico, and is forecast to make landfall in Mexico over the weekend, as it moves slowly southwest.

via WYFF TV: The [National] Hurricane Center says the storm is expected to bring torrential rains during the next few days primarily to the state of Veracruz, which spans along Mexico’s central Gulf coast.

Hurricane Katia

Katia currently presents no threat to the US.

 

Hurricane Matthew Coverage

Below are some links to use for tracking Hurricane Matthew as it approaches the Florida coastline:

We’ll post more so stay tuned!