Published: Mon, September 11, 2017
World | By Carl Welch

Irma makes the final approach into Florida

Irma makes the final approach into Florida

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows: Upper 40s to upper 50s.

By the middle and latter part of the work/school week rain chances will stick around but become more scattered and isolated as we head further into the week. However, clouds do start building late in the day. An area of high pressure will settle into the northeastern United States for Thursday, allowing for mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 70s. In fact, we would not be too surprised if temperatures top out in the low 80s by Tuesday and possibly into Wednesday. Any morning fog will lift as the morning progresses, with mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures expected. A clockwise flow of air around the high will keep a northerly wind flow in place.

As Irma moves closer to our region, we will see more rain showers and we will stay mostly cloudy. Wednesday we have a small chance for some isolated showers before working back towards sunshine. Irma will bring a huge storm surge across the keys, barrier islands, and other low lying areas in addition to the strong and damaging winds.

From there, the storm is expected to drift off to the west, toward Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas as a tropical depression.

Even as Florida contends with Hurricane Irma, which struck the coast early Sunday morning, Lancaster continues under a blanket of mild autumn weather. It is now moving west - northwest at 12 miles per hour.

Hurricane Irma has been fluctuating between a Category 4 and Category 5. Once the storm turns to a more northerly course, as it is expected to do, it will quickly regain strength over the warm waters of the Florida Straits and nearly certainly will remain a major hurricane.

Along with Irma, there is also Jose in the Atlantic.

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