Latest projections: Florida could take direct hit from Hurricane Irma
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--The National Hurricane Center's latest projections for Hurricane Irma show the Category 5 hurricane moving into the southern tip of Florida early Monday morning.
Although the NHC models have been accurate, the spaghetti model of potential paths also show Irma potentially drifting to the west of the state. Florida will likely still see impacts if that is the case due to the hurricane's large mass.
If Irma does make landfall in Florida, the size of the hurricane could impact both coasts. At that point, it would be projected as a Category 3 hurricane which would still carry winds of 115 mph.