Hurricane Irma: A timeline of when the storm will likely make landfall


According to the National Hurricane Center’s latest forecast, here is the timeline for Hurricane Irma’s landfall.
The current model has Irma heading west from Cuba. Forecasters say that sometime Saturday, the storm should begin making a turn northward.
That turn would bring Irma into Florida over the Florida Keys at around 8 a.m. Sunday.
Please note that the forecast can and has changed, and if it. If it changes again, the time of landfall and expected northward movement will change.
This story will be updated with any changes in the forecast from the NHC.
The times below are based on the 8 a.m. Saturday forecast from the NHC.

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At 8 a.m. ET Saturday, Irma is expected to be moving over the eastern portion of Cuba.

At 8 p.m. ET Saturday, Irma will be just north of the northern part of Cuba – roughly 90 miles south of the southern tip of Florida. The Miami and West Palm Beach areas will be feeling tropical storm wind speeds.

At 2 a.m. ET Sunday, the storm’s center should be moving over the Florida Keys and the southwest side of the state. It will be a Category 4 or possibly a Category 5 storm.

At 2 p.m.  ET Sunday, winds will be the strongest as the storm moves north into Florida. Rains will be steady and heavy throughout the day.

At 8 a.m. ET Monday, the storm should be north of Orlando.

By 2 a.m. ET Tuesday, Irma will be a tropical storm near Atlanta, heading northwest.

On Wednesday at 8 a.m. ET, what’s left of Irma is forecast to be over Tennessee.
Below is a tweet from the NHC that shows the approximate times areas will begin to feel tropical storm-force winds, or winds between 39 mph and 74 mph.


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