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Storm surge warning over for all of SWFL, Irma moving farther away

12 September 2017

It continues to be a weather threat to the southeast, including some possible effects here in SC. Sustained winds will be 90-100 miles per hour for the next day or so.

Irma is likely to become a remnant low in about 24 hours. The center of Irma will move into southwestern Georgia later today, and move into eastern Alabama Tuesday morning.

Storm surge warnings for all of Southwest Florida were discontinued as of the 2 p.m. advisory on Tropical Storm Irma from the National Hurricane Center.

She said the wind speeds are expected to decrease early Tuesday morning, but people should continue to be mindful of the weather. And for the most part, it is.

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"As [the tropical storm] continues to approach our area, we will start to see those wind gusts increase", Chase said.

While we are in the clear from a direct strike, we are still at risk for some severe weather.

The storm has major several major impacts on the Leeward Islands and the Greater Antilles, and now across the Florida peninsula.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite source of weather information for the latest updates. This watch includes includes Aiken, Calhoun, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland and Saluda counties.

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A flash flood watch is in effect for Aiken and Orangeburg counties.

"It's going to be a real slow event", Walker said, estimating the active time from 8 p.m. through about 7 a.m.

The tropical storm warning has been cancelled. No injuries have been reported to the National Weather Service as of Monday night.

This will mean additional rain overnight with the possibility of some winds gusting up to 30 miles per hour. "But we may see home heavy rain and tornadoes as well".

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Ensure plenty of batteries on hand for flashlights and battery-operated devices in case of power outages.

Storm surge warning over for all of SWFL, Irma moving farther away