Dry air across the Midwest will make for another beautiful day across central Indiana, as powerful Hurricane Irma makes landfall in southern Florida today.
Sun filled from start to finish. Despite the full blast of sun, temperatures will remain below average with the cooler northwest flow coming in. That said, temperatures will remain quite comfortable, with highs hitting the lower to middle 80s.
Partly cloudy to mainly clear conditions will allow for another cool overnight. Lows dip to the upper 40s and lower 50s.
Another dry day, with some clouds increasing as we head into the afternoon. Highs top out in the middle 70s.
Remnants of Irma will continue to push into the Tennessee and Ohio valley, bringing isolated to scattered rain chances to the southern portions of our area Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night. Rainfall amounts should remain relatively light.
Highs top out in the lower 70s.
Sunday 5:00 AM advisory has Hurricane Irma as a Category 4 storm, with sustained winds of 130mph, and max wind gusts at 160mph. Irma officially made landfall at 9:10am east of Key West, Florida.
Not much change in the track – expecting another landfall on the mainland of Florida near Naples much later Sunday, and will continue to ride up the Gulf Coast through the overnight into Monday.
Strong winds and storm surge will be main threats along the Gulf Coast, with heavy rain, strong winds and possible tornadoes possible along the Atlantic Coast of Florida. You can stay up to date with our one stop shop of Hurricane Irma coverage, including a live stream of our sister station in Tampa
8 Day Forecast:
As mentioned previously, Irma’s impacts could be felt in our southern counties as early as Tuesday afternoon. Better chance for more widespread, lighter rain will move in on Wednesday, with cooler temperatures as well. Irma’s remnants will be pushed away by Thursday, setting us up for a great end to the work week, with a nice warm up to the 80s heading into next weekend.