Hurricane Irma zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages. Irma continued north along Florida's western coast as a category 1 hurricane.
Areas to the west of Hurricane Irma’s track are in line for the heaviest rain and strongest winds from what will be a tropical storm at the time, and a high wind watch covers areas as close as Cleveland County.
Gov. Cooper updates North Carolina on the forecast and North Carolina's pans for Hurricane Irma, a category 5 Hurricane that is ripping through the Atlantic Ocean on course for Florida and the Carolinas.
Will Hurricane Irma be like Matthew? Hugo? The Carolinas almost certainly will feel the brunt of this powerful storm early next week, forecasters say, but within the cone of possible paths, forecasts show several scenarios.
North Carolina will feel significant impact from Hurricane Irma by Monday even though it’s expected to weaken into a tropical storm by the time it reaches the state, the National Weather Service said at a news conference led by Gov. Roy Cooper.