Irma’s track up the Florida Peninsula will push a large amount of water toward the Georgia, South Carolina, and southeastern North Carolina coasts, threatening to cause coastal flooding in places such as Savannah, Charleston, and Myrtle Beach. These locations will also be on the northeastern side of the storm, heightening the risk of waterspouts and tornadoes. Heavy rain is forecast to spread inland toward the southern Appalachians from Monday to Tuesday, potentially leading to extensive flooding due to the mountainous and hilly terrain of northeastern Georgia, western South Carolina, eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina.
The amount of rain that falls will lessen significantly beyond the Southeast as Irma runs into a large area of dry air over the Ohio Valley, Great Lakes, and Northeast. Flooding will become more of a concern on the local level.
Still, locations such as Louisville, Kentucky; Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee; Cincinnati; Charleston, West Virginia; Raleigh, North Carolina; Richmond, Virginia; Pittsburgh; Washington, D.C.; Baltimore and Philadelphia, should anticipate wet, dreary and cool conditions around Tuesday and Wednesday. Travel disruptions can mount during this time.
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