Irma! From a major category 5 hurricane to a 4, 3, 2, 1 then down to a Tropical Storm yesterday morning. No surprise, Irma weakens even further, officially down to a Tropical Depression status this morning. After all the destruction and chaos, there are no complaints.
Irma’s center is currently stationed just along the Georgia/Alabama border, moving NW at 15 mph with max sustained winds of 35 mph.
Our first round of rain and wind from Irma arrived yesterday evening into this morning.
Here’s my main focus points on our impact from Irma going forward.
Winds have been breezy, with gusts as high as 22 mph this morning but this is the tail end. In fact, our Wind Advisory that originally went out until 7 PM has officially been canceled.
We started out the morning with widespread light showers and now there’s only a few remaining widely scattered showers. I expected rounds of rain as Irma continues inching closer.
The best news…no severe weather threat! Phew.
Here’s how our 4WARN Live Doppler Radar looks now (8:47 am). A few widely scattered light misty showers…
No lack of cloud cover today and tomorrow, which will keep highs unseasonably cool, in the mid/upper60-degree range (average is 84).
Shower timing through late Wednesday night…
We’ve had anywhere from 0.25″ for our northern counties to 3.0″ for a few localized spots towards the south.
Clouds and more clouds today and tomorrow but the patience pays off (if you prefer sunshine) by Friday lasting all weekend! Timing could not be better.
Yesterday, I took my parents from South Florida out for some fresh air and we noticed so many people walking around in hoodies. Many are getting into the fall feel with unseasonably cool temperatures but I have to pump the breaks and say, not too fast!
Blue = days in September with highs below average
Red= days/anticipated days in September of above average highs
A significant change comes into full effect by this Friday! A warm spell takes over for many days to come.
You’ll want to stay tuned for this upcoming change on News 4 at noon., 4, 5, 6 and 10 tonight!
-Meteorologist Daphne DeLoren