South Florida was starting to feel the effects of Hurricane Irma, with the National Weather Service reporting that the area is starting to see hurricane-force wind gusts with some tornadoes possible.
Meteorologists expect tropical storm-force winds to reach Central Florida starting about 2 p.m. Sunday and increase to 60 to 80 mph throughout the day.
Hurricane warnings expanded to include Orange, Lake, Seminole and Volusia counties Saturday morning. Orange, Seminole and Osceola are now along the eastern edge of forecasters’ cone for the eye’s possible path. The mandatory evacuation of all mobile homes in Seminole and Orange counties were also issued today.