9:40PM Thursday Update… Hurricane Hermine… #alwx @wvua23

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At 9:40pm, the northern portion of the eye of Hurricane Hermine is about to reach the coast right in the big bend of Florida. The core of the strongest winds are impacting coastal sections in the big bend, east of Panama City and north of Tampa. Flooding rain and tornadoes continue to be a real threat acorss much of central and north Florida, as well as southern Georgia. Hermine has winds at 80mph, which is a category 1 hurricane. There will be a good many trees and powerlines down along the path of the storm, especially in a core of 100 miles wide around the center of Hermine.

Alabama’s Gulf Coast is on the dry side and is fine. There are some bad rip currents along the Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana Gulf Coast, but the core of the heavy rain and dangerous winds are in a relatively small area across Florida, moving into southern Georiga. In Alabama, a few scattered tropical showers are rotating in from Georiga, but there are no issues in Alabama.

Hermine will officially make landfall this evening somewhere around 10pm to 11pm, then gradually weaken once inland.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
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