Hurricane Irma Weakens To A Tropical Storm, But It's Still Dangerous


Hurricane Jose was falling victim to wind shear on Tuesday and had weakened. It is moving to the north at 12 miles per hour.

At least 10 people are dead in Cuba in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma barreling through the island - the first Category 5 hurricane to make landfall in the island nation since 1924.

BOTTOM LINE: What About South Carolina?

Irma is expected to drop 2 to 5 inches of rain across SC and northern portions of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.

The latest model runs continue to shift the storm to the west.

ALLEN: Well, you know, Miami was in the cone from the very beginning. And for the most part, it is.

While we are in the clear from a direct strike, we are still at risk for some severe weather.

Residents and holidaymakers were ordered to stay indoors until the storm had passed, with many Brits left holed up in apartments or hotel rooms.

Deputy National Hurricane Center Director Mark DeMaria said even before Naples gets the expected 10-15 foot surge, Irma's massive core has sucked four feet of water from the beach.

A flash flood watch is in effect for Aiken and Orangeburg counties. That was down from a peak over 1.4 million on Monday night.

Tropical storm warnings were are in effect for the Lowcountry of SC.

Tennessee is projected to see up to 4 inches of rain from Irma, while gusts of wind are expected to reach 40-45 miles per hour in the eastern part of the state and 30 miles per hour in the central part of the state.

The storm has now been downgraded to a category one, but forecasters have still warned of a danger to life with 100mph winds and torrential rain continuing to batter the Sunshine State.

Hurricane Irma was one for the record books.

The governor said he was directing the Georgia Emergency Management Agency to activate the state's emergency operations plan due to the potential for dangers associated with excessive rainfall, strong winds, flooding, fallen trees and road closures. "But we may see home heavy rain and tornadoes as well".

Last month, Hurricane Harvey devastated much of coastal Texas and killed more than 70 people.

Widespread power outages: Most of the city doesn't have power, officials said. "I wish my clients well and hope for their health and well being as they ride out a hurricane 3 or 4 because they weren't evacuated".