TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Hurricane Irma will bring dangerous conditions to the Tampa Bay area beginning through Monday. Right now, all of the Tampa Bay area is under a Hurricane Warning.
Of course, weather conditions can fluctuate and change quickly when it comes to hurricanes. Here is a look at the conditions that are possible in our local counties.
Manatee/Sarasota County: Winds at 75-100 mph with higher gusts; rainfall 8-10”; isolated tornadoes are possible; a Storm Surge Warning is in effect. Storm surge over 9 feet is possible.
Polk County: Winds at 70-90 mph, some higher gusts are possible; rainfall 10-14”; isolated tornadoes possible in rain bands
Hillsborough County: Winds 70-95 mph, some higher gusts possible; rainfall 8-12”; 3′-6′ storm surge; isolated tornadoes in rain bands
Pinellas County: Winds 70-90 mph with higher gusts possible; rainfall 8-12”; Storm Surge of 3′-6’’
Pasco/Hernando/Citrus County: 65-85 mph winds with higher gusts; rainfall 6-10”; Coastal flooding with a Storm Surge of 3′-6’’
Highlands/Hardee/Desoto County: 75-100 mph winds with higher gusts; rainfall 10-14”; isolated tornadoes in rain bands; No Surge Since away from the coast
HURRICANE IRMA COVERAGE –
- The latest on Hurricane Irma from Storm Team 8
- 2017 Hurricane Guide
- Emergency shelters opening across Tampa Bay area ahead of Hurricane Irma
- Hurricane Irma: Check your evacuation level here
- Hurricane Irma causing flight cancellations, airport closures in Tampa Bay area, Florida
- CHECKLIST: Disaster supply list for hurricane
- Where to get sandbags in the Tampa Bay area
- How to get water even if the stores are out
- The one thing you must do for your pet as Irma approaches