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Irma gathers strength tonight

Irma is finally moving away from Cuba and will more than likely intensity tonight. The current forecast has Irma becoming a cat 4, but it is not out of question that she could reach cat 5 status again.

The current track has Irma moving just south of the plateau on Tuesday, which puts us at risk for tornadoes. In addition, very gusty winds and heavy rainfall will also be possible. We should also prepare for sporadic power outages. It is possible that this path will change as we get closer to Tuesday, so stay tuned. We’ll know a lot more tomorrow, as we see how Irma will track into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico.

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