Rain, wind continues through Tuesday morning

Frederick Owens
September 13, 2017

Irma will continue to weaken as it moves northwest.

How the storm affects the D.C. area ultimately depends on the storm's track as it moves farther north toward Tennessee and Kentucky late Monday into Tuesday, and how it interacts with a front that could be in our area Wednesday into Thursday.

The National Hurricane Center's forecasts for Irma consist of a timeline for when the center of the storm will be located in a certain spot at a certain time.

The remnants of Hurricane Irma blew down trees and caused power outages in southeastern Tennessee causing some school districts to close or delay classes. Gusty winds will persist through Tuesday afternoon.

A wind advisory is in effect for the Charlotte area overnight.

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Monday Morning: Light showers will be moving in through the morning. East wind 10-20 miles per hour, gusting higher at times. However, South Carolina will see more rain and a higher effect for severe weather Monday and this pattern will continue north towards the North Carolina coast into Tuesday. Heavy rainfall will be likely, especially for areas east of I-65.

"We're expecting the strongest winds to be from Nashville southeastward", a NWS meteorologist said. That advisory was allowed to expire Tuesday morning without incident. In addition, 2 to 3 inches of rain are expected with locally higher amounts possible.

The Valley has experienced a relatively dry week over the past several days, so the rain is expected to be rapidly absorbed by the ground in this region. Harvey brought up to 11 inches of rain and serious flash flooding to Robertson and Davidson counties last week.

The tornado threat for the Triad area is very low. However, enough wind shear is available that a quick spin up can not be ruled out, but it is highly unlikely that this scenario would occur.

Our weather will turn back to more a quintessential September feel through the latter half of the week and into next weekend. The clouds and rainfall are expected to give us another cool day, with highs staying in the low 60s to upper 50s.

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