The remnants of Hurricane Irma will produce scattered showers in the metro-east, possibly beginning Tuesday afternoon and lasting until Wednesday night, the National Weather Service reported.
Hurricane Irma pounded the Florida peninsula Sunday and the remnants of the storm were expected to move through the Southeast on its way to southern Indiana by 2 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center.
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Metro-east residents can expect “on and off” showers from the remnants of Hurricane Irma, said National Weather Service meteorologist Gary Schmocker.
The total rainfall amount would likely be less than a quarter of an inch, Schmocker said.
The cloud cover from the storm would keep the temperatures down as the high on Tuesday was expected to be 74 and the high on Wednesday was predicted to be 73.
Rain from Hurricane Irma was not expected to cause the amount of damage in the metro-east that was caused by another hurricane that started with the letter “I.” In September 2008, the remnants of Hurricane Ike produced over 5 inches of rain in Edwardsville and over 3 inches in Belleville.