Rain from Irma headed to Northeast Ohio

Posted at 10:29 AM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 10:29:10-04

What was once a Category 4 Hurricane with wind speeds over 150 mph in the Florida keys, has now diminished to a Tropical Depression.

The eye, the eye wall, and text book hurricane structure is gone.  Gusty winds are still being felt by Tennessee and Kentucky but the speeds are now a quarter of what they were at landfall.

While the storm has weakened, its reach has grown, bringing some type of weather to about half of the United States.  Clouds reach from Detroit to Florida and rain from Louisiana to southern Ohio.

Irma's clouds moved in as high thin, or cirrus clouds, on Monday and will continue to thicken through today.

Spotty rain showers move in as soon as tonight for Northeast Ohio and will continue to be scattered through Thursday.

Irma brought over 10 inches of rainfall to parts of Florida but will bring us around a quarter to a half inch.  At that point, it will have diminished to just a low-pressure system which often we see attached with warm and cold fronts.

Rain moves out as soon as Friday and the weekend is looking to be warm and sunny.