What impact will Hurricane Irma have in your Central Florida county?
Meteorologist Candace Campos estimates conditions based on current track
ORLANDO, Fla. – As Hurricane Irma, a Category 2 storm as of Sunday night, swirls toward Central Florida, everyone wants to know what type of impact the massive storm will have in their respective area.
Based on the latest projected path of the storm released by the National Hurricane Center, News 6 meteorologist Candace Campos estimated what the wind speeds that will be in Central Florida overnight into Monday morning.
The storm shifted slightly inland meaning there is a potential for tornadic activity in western Central Florida, News 6 meteorologist Danny Treanor said.
Check the images below to see the potential impact Irma will have where you live.
Please note that all of the potential impacts are subject to change depending on the actual track and strength of the storm.
Being on the "dirty" or upper-east side of a hurricane increases the chance of tornadoes.
The graphics below show the greatest concerns for each Central Florida county.
Irma’s slight shift east for the most recent track means areas in Polk, Sumter, Marion, Lake, Western Orange and western Osceola counties could see increased tornadic activity between the hours of midnight and 7:30 a.m. Monday.
The most powerful part of the hurricane, known as the eyewall, is expected to move over western Osceola, orange and Lake counties between midnight and 1 a.m. Monday.
In Lake, Marion and Sumter counties, sustained winds could reach more than 100 mph, and the region could see 12 to 15 inches of rain. Power outages are also expected.
Further east, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties will see tropical storm gusts of 75-90 mph, with up to 14 inches of rain. Downed trees and power outages are likely, too.
And the coastal counties, Brevard, Flagler and Volusia, will see 70 mph gusts, up to 12 inches of rain, possible tornadoes and a storm surge of 1 to 3 feet.
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