Published: Tue, September 12, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Tropical Storm Irma is heading to the Mid

Tropical Storm Irma is heading to the Mid

Winds will be slightly breezy from the southwest at 10 to 15 miles per hour.

Winds and rain from Hurricane Irma have moved into SC and officials warn residents to be very careful throughout the day.

Now Irma is set to move through South/Central Georgia as a Tropical Storm through the day Monday.

TODAY: Heavy bands of rainfall, strong wind, isolated tornadoes, and storm surge along the coast. As a result, Irma's impacts will arrive in the Tennessee Valley sooner than depicted on a National Hurricane Center forecast track map.

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We will see temperatures well below average as Irma moves closer during the middle of next week.

Irma made it's initial landfall Sunday morning over the lower Keys of Florida as a Category 4 storm.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH for the entire Coastal Empire and Lowcountry, as some areas could pick up a foot of rain.

Monday Afternoon/Evening: Winds will continue to pick up.

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A tropical storm watch means sustained winds of at least 39 mph are possible within the watch area within the next 48 hours.

We will begin this discussion by making this statement that we have been making for several days: this is what we think will happen Monday.

County officials say they will consult with the governor's office and decide by 8:30 a.m. whether people can return to Hilton Head Island and three other islands placed under mandatory evacuation orders Friday. These significant rainfall totals could result in flash flooding. There is a small chance of rain in the morning, but also drops off in the afternoon. It will carry a large rain shield spread across much of the southeastern United States.

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