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The latest on Hurricane Irma

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Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida yesterday and now continues to weaken as it moves north northwest.

Latest Storm Measurements

Irma made landfall in Florida Sunday packing maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour. Sustained winds of that magnitude made Irma a category 4 hurricane which is near the top of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. 

Irma has since weakened and is now a tropical storm with max sustained winds of 70 MPH. 

Irma features a central pressure of 970 mb.

Irma continues to move to the north northwest at 18 MPH.

Latest Path Projection

The latest projected path tracks Tropical Storm Irma north northwest into Georgia and Alabama by this afternoon. Irma is expected continue to weaken as it moves north, but even a Tropical Storm strong winds and heavy rain are expected in Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina today. 

Tropical storm warnings are in effect for the Florida panhandle this morning as the storms tracks northwest. Tropical storm warning have also been issued for Georgia and Alabama. A storm surge warning remains in effect for portions of the Florida and South Carolina Coast. 

Heavy rain is expected along the path of Irma even as it transitions to a post tropical cyclone later today. 

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