At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Irma was located near latitude 31.5 North, longitude 84.0 West.  Irma is moving toward the north-northwest near 17 mph (28 km/h), and a turn toward the northwest is expected by Tuesday morning.  On the forecast track, the center of Irma will continue to move over southwestern Georgia tonight and move into Alabama on Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 50 mph (85 km/h) with
higher gusts.  Continued weakening is forecast, and Irma is likely
to become a tropical depression on Tuesday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 415 miles (665 km)
from the center.

The Storm Surge Warnings from Fernandina Beach southward, from

the Aucilla River westward, and from Clearwater Beach southward,

including Tampa Bay, have been discontinued.


The Tropical Storm Warning from the Flagler/Volusia County line to

Altamaha Sound is discontinued.


The Tropical Storm Warning from north of the Suwannee River to the

Okaloosa/Walton County line is discontinued.


SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:


A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for...

* North of Fernandina Beach to the South Santee River

* North of Clearwater Beach to the Aucilla River


A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...

* North of Altamaha Sound to the South Santee River


A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening

inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline,

during the next 36 hours in the indicated locations. For a

depiction of areas at risk, please see the National Weather

Service Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic, available at

hurricanes.gov.  This is a life-threatening situation.  Persons

located within these areas should take all necessary actions to

protect life and property from rising water and the potential for

other dangerous conditions.  Promptly follow evacuation and other

instructions from local officials.