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Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Florida Keys

Forecast for southwest and Central Virginia

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ROANOKE, Va. – The Keys are taking the full brunt of Irma's wrath as the Category 4 storm came ashore with sustained winds of 130 mph, officially making landfall at Cudjoe Key, Fl.

The storm will continue to push north, either riding Florida's Gulf Coast or staying just offshore as it batters much of the Florida Peninsula. 

Locally. we will see clouds increase Monday as a direct result from Hurricane Irma. The chance for scattered showers increases throughout the day on Monday and into Tuesday. A general .5 inches of rain, with isolated amounts up to 2" will be possible, with the heaviest rain and the flooding threat staying southwest of the area.

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Winds will pick up later in the day Monday and into Tuesday. Gusts will likely be in the 30 to 40 mph ballpark through Tuesday evening. 40 to 50 mph gusts will be possible in the higher elevations.

Winds will subside again by Wednesday.


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