Even though the system will continue to weaken, Irma's large size will spread rain bands across the southeastern United States Monday and Tuesday.
The WTXL First Alert Weather team is on duty throughout the course of this tropical weather situation.
The Florida Keys look to take a direct impact by daybreak on Sunday.
Hurricane Irma rummaged through the Keys early Sunday morning before making a second strike at the state, with a Sunday afternoon landfall at Marco Island on the southwest Florida coast.
The Common Book lecture event, headlined by author Dave Eggers, has been postponed because of travel issues related to Irma. "Some areas can still expect 8-12' storm surge and 10-15" of rain.
Irma is expected to produce very heavy rain and inland flooding.
"Eastern Alabama could see 2-6" of rainfall early in the upcoming week which could result in flash flooding. Winds east of I-65 will gust between 35-45 miles per hour and locally up to 50 miles per hour, especially across the higher terrain.
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A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Chattahoochee, Sumter, Troup, Harris, and Muscogee counties, as well as many others.
That kind of wind can knock down tree limbs, cause power outages and toss around loose yard items. The mayor's office predicts the greatest potential damaging winds could come between 3 p.m. and late Monday night.
-Rain and gusty winds arrive across east Alabama on Monday morning.
-Heaviest between 12pm-10pm from west to east.
The winds are expected to move out of the area Monday evening, the National Weather Service predicted.
The forecast also calls for a 30 percent chance of showers today, 90 percent tonight and 80 percent Tuesday. Weather changes quickly. Your full team of First Alert meteorologists- Jerry Jackson, Dontae Jones, Megan Lindsey, Pierce Legeion and David Sawyer- will keep you updated.