Miami, Fla. (970 WFLA)- At 11:00 am , the center of Tropical Storm Irma was located near latitude 30.3 North, longitude 83.1 West. Irma is about 70 miles east of Tallahassee, Florida about 85 miles north of Cedar Key Florida
Irma is moving toward the north-northwest near 17 mph, and this motion is expected to continue through Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center of Irma will move into southwestern Georgia later today, and move into eastern Alabama Tuesday morning.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 65 mph (100 km/h)with higher gusts. Continued slow weakening is forecast, and Irma is likely to become a tropical depression on Tuesday.
Irma remains a large tropical cyclone. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 415 miles from the center. A 60 mph sustained wind and a 69 mph gust was recently reported at the National Data Buoy Center C-MAN station in St.Augustine.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 975 mb .
WIND: Tropical storm conditions will continue across portions of the central and northern Florida peninsula and southern Georgia.Tropical storm conditions are spreading into the eastern Florida Panhandle.
Tropical storm conditions are also expected to spread northward across the remainder of the warning area through today.
Rainfall: Irma is expected to produce the following rain accumulations through Wednesday:
Northern Florida peninsula and southern Georgia: additional 3 to 6 inches with storm total amounts of 8 to 15 inches.
Central Georgia, eastern Alabama and southern South Carolina: 3 to inches, isolated 10 inches.
Central Florida Panhandle, western Alabama, northern Mississippi,southern Tennessee, northern Georgia, northern South Carolina and western North Carolina: 2 to 4 inches.
The precipitation threat for most of the Florida peninsula, except for the northernmost portions, has diminished.
Scattered shower are expected to produce additional rainfall amounts of less than an inch across most of the Florida peninsula during Monday.
Graphic credit:NHC Miam