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Latest models show Hurricane Irma's impact on Middle Tennessee

Fox 17 News This Morning Meteorologist Craig Edwards tracks the latest paths of Hurricane Irma. (Fox 17 News)

The latest Hurricane Irma models paint a more clear picture of the storm's impact on middle Tennessee.

Hurricane Irma weakened to a Category 4 hurricane Friday morning. The hurricane remained at a Category 5 for 69 hours, killing at least 11 people when it slammed Turks and Caicos Islands and continued on a rampage through the Caribbean.

Maximum winds sustained were recorded near 155 mph, and it remains a powerful hurricane. Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall in south Florida late Saturday night and continue through the state until Monday.

The storm is expected to weaken to a tropical depression as it continues through southeastern states.

Meteorologist Craig Edwards says the latest models show the storm having an impact in the middle Tennessee area by Wednesday. The latest information from the NWS in Nashville suggests it will hit the Nashville area about 8 p.m. as a Tropical Depression. The storm is expected to bring heavy rains and winds of 25-35 mph by the time it hits the midstate.

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This is a developing story and will be updated.

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