Irma brings rain and high wind gusts to our area through Tuesday morning. Trees have gone down all over our area, especially in Greenville and Anderson counties.
As the center of tropical depression Irma moves through western Georgia, we'll continue to see scattered showers and gusty winds. Winds could gust over 40 mph through 2am.
This will continue to cause tree and power line damage, especially given the saturated ground. We urge people to stay indoors away from windows and to not drive unless absolutely necessary.
Lastly, there is a small threat of a brief tornado southeast of I-85 between now and 2 AM. This is when the air could become just favorable enough to allow for sustained, rotating showers.
Through the overnight, conditions will gradually improve into the rest of Tuesday morning. Winds over 30 mph could persist in the mountains through Noon Tuesday, but overall the wind should relax as Irma’s circulation moves farther west and weakens.
For the rest of the week, the upper-air system absorbing Irma will move through the area. However, it will be of little consequence in our area outside of some spotty showers Wednesday and Thursday.
We will be watching Hurricane Jose as well by next weekend, but as it stands now, it continues to look like it will NOT imminently impact the United States.
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