(WAFF) - Irma weakened to a tropical depression Monday night with maximum winds of under 35 mph and falling.
The National Hurricane Center reports that Irma will continue to weaken as it moves farther inland, approaching the Georgia-Alabama border. It will carry a large rain shield spread across much of the southeastern United States.
Irma is likely to become a remnant low in about 24 hours. The global models are then in agreement that the remnant low will dissipate by 48 hours.
The Tennessee Valley will still see gusty winds and heavy rainfall. Winds could gust up to 40 mph, but remember we were under a wind advisory just last week and we all carried on as normal.
The American Red Cross, as well as Alabama officials, have provided several resources for Florida evacuees on several shelters, hotels and overnight availability at Alabama State Parks.
- Alabama Shelters and Campgrounds for Florida Evacuees
- Hotel information, they can call 800Alabama or they can visit Alabama Travel
- For overnight availability at Alabama State Parks visit Alabama State Parks
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