Hurricane Irma Turns Sights on Georgia

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It gradually weakened to a tropical storm by Monday morning. "It's the first time I have not been in Florida for a major hurricane". High winds are impacting the Macon area already, with trees and power outages.

By 5 pm, the storm was hitting Fort Myers, moving north toward low-lying, vulnerable Tampa as a still-potent Category 2 storm.

It's maximum sustained winds had dropped to 65 miles per hour and it was moving north-northwest at 17 miles per hour, heading from Florida into Georgia - and eventually expected to become a depression that could land anywhere from Alabama to MS to Kentucky to Missouri to Tennessee.

All American flights remain canceled through today at 12 other Florida airports, as well as Hilton Head, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia.

Here's the latest advisory on Irma.

Four people have died and millions are without power as Hurricane Irma rips across Florida, leaving a path of destruction in its wake.

They also expect Irma to weaken further into a tropical storm over far northern Florida or southern Georgia on Monday as it speeds up its forward motion.

As for the family who almost escaped two hurricanes, they said they are glad to see first responders heading into Florida as they left.

There's no need to evacuate Central Georgia.

And hurricanes in the Pacific, while they do occur, tend to travel northwest, away from the mainland US.

"We are doing everything we can to get food and water throughout the state", Scott said on Fox News Monday.

Today. Torrential rain and wind.

There will still be a chance for a passing shower on Wednesday, then a few thunderstorms are possible from Thursday into next weekend.

Showers from the remnants of Irma will start to replace the dry air during the day on Tuesday, but the rain will be on and off instead of lasting all day.

The combination of shear and instability that a hurricane offers still produces small supercell storms that are more likely to spawn tornadoes than ordinary thunderstorm cells, NOAA said. Low wind shear allowed air to move in and out of the hurricane more efficiently.

Friday Night.A Few clouds.

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