Irma Weakens To A Tropical Depression

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Irma has weakened into a tropical depression as heavy rainfall continues across the southeastern United States.

At 11 p.m., the center of the storm was about 10 miles south of Columbus, Georgia.

The depression is moving toward the northwest near 15 mph, and this motion at a slightly slower speed is expected through Monday.

A turn toward the north-northwest is forecast Monday night. On the forecast track, the center of Irma will move into Alabama soon and then into western Tennessee by Monday evening.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 35 mph with higher gusts.

Additional weakening is forecast, and Irma is expected to degenerate into a remnant low by Monday evening.  The low is likely to dissipate by Tuesday evening.

All Storm Surge Warnings and Tropical Storm Warnings have been discontinued.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

STORM SURGE:  Water levels are gradually subsiding along the southeastern United States coast and the west coast of Florida.

WIND:  Gusty winds to tropical storm force are possible near the coast of South Carolina and in heavier rainbands across the southeastern United States overnight.

RAINFALL:  Irma is expected to produce rain accumulations of 2 to 5 inches with isolated 8 inches through Wednesday across South Carolina and northern portions of Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi into Tennessee and North Carolina.

SURF:  Swells generated by Irma are affecting the southeast coast of the United States.  These swells are likely to cause life- threatening surf and rip current conditions.  Please consult products from your local weather office.

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