Hurricane Irma’s projected path pushed still farther west overnight Saturday, according to the latest tracking model put out by the National Hurricane Center.
The storm is still projected to push up the western coast of Florida, touching the Tampa area as a major hurricane, Category 3 or higher. It then is predicted to pass through southwest corner of Georgia before passing across Alabama and into northern Mississippi and Tennessee as a tropical storm.
Glynn County is still under a tropical storm warning and storm surge and flash flood watches.
Forecasters are still warning of flooding from storm surge along the coast and of high winds, including gusts of higher than 60 mph throughout the Golden Isles.
The center of Irma was about to make landfall in the lower Florida Keys at 8 a.m. Sunday with sustained winds of 130 mph, making it a Category 4 storm.
Wind gusts at 8 a.m. Sunday were being reported on St. Simons Island at around 40 mph and at around 30 mph in Brunswick.
The storm was about 110 miles south of Naples, Fla. at 8 a.m. and it was moving north northwest at 8 mph.