Remnants of IRMA to impact Tennessee; wind advisory issued


TENNESSEE: What’s left of the former Hurricane Irma is moving northwest into Tennessee. The upper edge of the storm is already entering the state in its southeast corner. The storm is expected to track across the region, including Memphis and Nashville, bringing at least two inches of rain.

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory from  4 p.m. CDT  Monday until 7 a.m. CDT Tuesday..  Strong winds associated with Hurricane Irma will occur as it approaches Middle Tennessee on Monday night. Even though Irma will weaken from a tropical storm to a tropical depression as it approaches Middle Tennessee, sustained northeast winds of 20 to 35 mph with gusts 40 to 50 mph can be expected across Middle Tennessee on Monday night.Late Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning.

Northeast sustained winds of 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 40 to 50 mph are expected. Driving conditions may become difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Trees and tree limbs may be blown down, as well as loose objects being blown around. Power outages may also occur.

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds over 25 mph with gusts over 40 mph are expected. Winds this strong may blow down a few trees or tree limbs and cause isolated power outages. Driving may also become difficult… especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.


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Christine Anne Piesyk has been a journalist for more than 50 years. Her credits include positions as Editor in Chief, Managing Editor, Staff Writer specializing in education, leisure living, food and arts and entertainment. She was co-producer, writer and on air persona for the Entertainment Review for 25 years. Now "retired," she finds herself working on online websites and as a book editor. In her other life, she is a costume designer in her daughter's company, Gemini Dream Designs.

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