TONIGHT: Winds gusts will continue to increase and could become as high as 40mph. Most areas will remain dry, but south of I-20 could get some light rain late tonight into early Monday.
MONDAY MORNING: More bands of rain continue to pump into the area, but still on the lighter side. Sustained winds will be in the 20-30 mph range and gusting to 40mph+
MONDAY AFTERNOON: This is when to expect the worst impacts from Hurricane Irma. Models have been very consistent with Metro Atlanta having the strongest winds during this time 35-45 G65mph+ and the heaviest rain 2”-7”. Due to all the spin in the atmosphere, we can’t rule out a brief spin up tornado in a few areas.
- Before going to bed make sure ALL outdoor objects are secure. This includes outdoor furniture, flower pots, toys and basketball hoops that have wheels, etc.
- The greatest threat for a brief spin up tornado will be between 12-11 p.m. on Monday.
- Some of the strongest winds gusts will be between 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- The greatest risk for flash flooding will be between 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
- Have a disaster plan in place just so your family can react to the latest watches and warnings in an organized manner.
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