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Hurricane Irma to possibly threaten Carolinas early next week

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Governor Henry McMaster issued a state of emergency for the state of South Carolina Wednesday afternoon in anticipation of Hurricane Irma.

Irma threatens the Caribbean Islands then will make a move toward Florida while close to home we’ll be looking at a small storm threat today. Cooler weather arrives late week and into the weekend.

Today's rain showers and isolated storms will begin to wrap up by midday in the mountains and later this afternoon in the Upstate with some sunshine and highs in the lower to middle 70s.

Cooler and drier air behind the rain-inducing cold front will usher in a quieter weather pattern for a while with overnight lows in the lower to middle 50s and highs in the lower 70s in the mountains to upper 70s in the Upstate.

That will last until Monday when heavy rain moves in from Hurricane Irma, which still has lots of uncertainty in its track. It still looks like it will hit south Florida Saturday night into Sunday, but the question of when it will turn north remains.

This morning’s model runs indicate a jog up the east coast of Florida, Georgia & the Carolinas and eventually moving inland by early next week.

This is a little different than what yesterday’s models were showing, so folks across the ENTIRE region need to continue to monitor future forecasts in the coming days.

Tropical Storm Jose in the eastern Atlantic will become a hurricane at some point in the next few days but should not pose any threat to land while 

Tropical Storm Katia formed early Wednesday morning in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico but poses no threat to the U.S.

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