NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Idalia made landfall as a Category 3 hurricane Wednesday morning at 6:45 AM CT. Now, the storm is on a northeast path through the southeastern United States. It will move into the Atlantic Ocean after Thursday morning.

Below was the information from the National Hurricane Center regarding Idalia’s landfall on Wednesday morning.

Hurricane and Tropical Storm warnings have been issued for western & central Florida into southern Georgia and up to the Carolinas.

The current forecast track has the storm moving northeast through northern Florida into southeast Georgia, then to South Carolina late Wednesday into Thursday.

The primary concern for Florida continues to be high tide issues, due to a strong onshore flow from the Gulf of Mexico and the Super Blue Moon.

Here are some of the expected tides, according to the National Hurricane Center:

STORM SURGE: The combination of storm surge and tide will cause
normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters
moving inland from the shoreline. The water could reach the
following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if
the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide…

  • Keaton Beach, FL to Yankeetown, FL…7-11 feet.
  • Yankeetown, FL to Anclote River, FL…5-8 feet.
  • Aucilla River, FL to Keaton Beach, FL…3-5 feet.
  • Anclote River, FL to Englewood, FL…3-5 feet.
  • Tampa Bay…3-5 feet.
  • Saint Catherines Sound, GA to South Santee River, SC…3-5 feet.
  • Englewood, FL to Bonita Beach, FL…2-4 feet.
  • Charlotte Harbor…2-4 feet.
  • Mouth of the St. Mary’s River to Saint Catherines Sound, GA…2-4 feet.
  • Beaufort Inlet, NC to Ocracoke Inlet, NC…2-4 feet.
  • Neuse River and Pamlico River…2-4 feet.
  • Bonita Beach, FL to East Cape Sable, FL…1-3 feet.
  • South Santee River, SC to Beaufort Inlet, NC…1-3 feet.
  • Ocracoke Inlet, NC to Duck, NC…1-3 feet.
  • Flagler/Volusia County Line, FL to Mouth of the St. Mary’s River…1-3 feet.

The latest from the National Hurricane Center can be found on its website.

Middle TN impact

As a result of Idalia moving toward North Florida, Southeast Georgia, we will be on the dry side of the storm. Look for gusty north/northeast winds to affect us Wednesday. Gusts 20-30 mph possible in the afternoon.

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