From Nassau County Emergency Management:
Models continue to edge the track of Hurricane Irma westward. The eye of Irma is now forecast to track northward from Key West over the extreme western portion of the FL Peninsula. This enhances the threat of flood-producing rainfall and tornadoes across the region.
The region remains in the three day Cone of Uncertainty for the track of the eye of the storm, with Irma moving across our area as a Cat 1 Hurricane in northern Florida and a strong Tropical Storm in southern Georgia.
Any deviation in the track to the east could increase the impacts for the eastern portions of the area.
A Hurricane Watch has been issued across northeast Florida and coastal waters. Regardless of the more western track of Irma, the growing areal size of the storm COULD bring Cat 1 hurricane winds or wind gusts across the Watch area.
Primary time period of impact in NE FL is late Sunday through Monday.
County Manager's Office