Hurricane Irma to provide dangerous weather conditions in Georgia

Matthew Enfinger

Hurricane Irma will still pose a major threat of storm surge, damaging winds and rainfall flooding to the southeastern U.S late Sunday through Monday night.

The Weather Channel forecasts heavy rain from Irma that may cause inland flooding and strong wind gusts could be capable of downing trees and power lines.Isolated tornadoes will also be a threat across parts of Georgia from Sunday into Monday.

According to the National Hurricane Center, the earliest Tropical-storm-force winds could arrive Sunday night at roughly 8 p.m. speeds ranging from 39 to 73 mph. Winds could become significantly stronger if Irma does not make landfall on the Florida peninsula.

Potential worst conditions for southeast Georgia are forecast to be Sunday night into Monday.

The Weather Channel advises all residents in Georgia to monitor Irma’s progress closely, make preparations for Irma’s impact and follow the advice of local officials if you are told to evacuate.

The NHC, The Weather Channel and The George-Anne will continue to provide updates.