Miami, Fla. (970 WFLA)- At 200 PM, the center of Tropical Storm Irma was located near latitude 30.8 North, longitude 83.6 West.
Irma about 50 miles south-southeast of Albany Georgia and about 55 miles east of Tallahassee, Florida.
Irma is moving toward the north-northwest near 17 mph and this motion is expected to continue through Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center of Irma will continue to move over southwestern Georgia today, and move into eastern Alabama Tuesday morning.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 60 mph with higher gusts. Continued slow weakening is forecast, and Irma is likely to become a tropical depression on Tuesday.
Irma remains a large tropical cyclone. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 415 miles from the center.The estimated minimum central pressure is 980 mb (28.94 inches).
WIND: Tropical storm conditions will continue across portions of the central and northern Florida peninsula and southern Georgia.Tropical storm conditions are spreading into the eastern Florida Panhandle and eastern Alabama.
Tropical storm conditions are also expected to spread northward across the remainder of the warning area through today.
Rainfall: Irma is expected to produce the following rain accumulations through Wednesday:
Northern Florida peninsula and southern Georgia: additional 3 to 6 inches with storm total amounts of 8 to 15 inches.
Central Georgia, eastern Alabama and southern South Carolina: 3 to inches, isolated 10 inches.
Central Florida Panhandle, western Alabama, northern Mississippi,southern Tennessee, northern Georgia, northern South Carolina and western North Carolina: 2 to 4 inches.
The precipitation threat for most of the Florida peninsula, except for the northern most portions, has diminished. Scattered showers are expected to produce additional rainfall amounts of less than an inch across most of the Florida peninsula during Monday.
TORNADOES: A few tornadoes are possible today and tonight near the Georgia and South Carolina coasts.
SURF: Swells generated by Irma are affecting the southeast coast of the United States. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
Graphic Credit: NHC Miami