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Ideal through the weekend and rain from Irma next week


Sunday: Mostly sunny with highs in the lower 70s. Clouds will start to increase throughout the day Tuesday with a few showers possible late.

A similar forecast for Monday and Tuesday includes highs in the mid-70s.

Tonight will be clear with a low around 50.

It will be mostly clear and quiet this evening. In fact, we would not be too surprised if temperatures top out in the low 80s by Tuesday and possibly into Wednesday. Highs would reach the lower 80s, both inland and at the shoreline.

A somewhat subjective rating of the day's weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. A clockwise flow of air around the high will keep a northerly wind flow in place.

Hurricane Irma managed to have 185-mph winds for 37 straight hours, the longest any storm has maintained such intensity.

Today: Mostly sunny and breezy. An area of high pressure will settle into the northeastern United States for Thursday, allowing for mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 70s.

Irma's remnants will remain over Kentucky and Tennessee and then be absorbed into the atmosphere by Wednesday. Heavy rain, ferocious wind, and unsafe storm surge will continue to develop farther north in Florida this morning. Irma is expected to move over the west coast of the Florida Peninsula later today and tonight. It will bring life-threatening wind, storm surge and rainfall hazards. At the moment, it looks like the mid-south will see rain and cooler temps, but nothing like the impact the remnants of Harvey had on the mid-south. Irma now has sustained winds of 150-mph as it threads its way between Cuba and the Bahamas today.