If you think the breezier-than-usual gusts and smattering of showers Tuesday afternoon and night bring a whiff of the Gulf Coast, you might be right.
Southern Illinois will be among the areas getting some rain from what the National Hurricane Center calls the “post-tropical cyclone” of Irma, a Category 5 hurricane on Friday when it landed on Cuba.
“It’ll dampen the lawns,” said Charlie Kelly, a meteorologist with the St. Louis office of the National Weather Service. “But not much more than that.”
Chances of rain extend from east-central Missouri and southeast Missouri, before the system is “swept out” and makes its way east through Illinois and beyond, Kelly said.
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There are chances of rainfall until early afternoon Wednesday, but the wind will stand out.
“It will be breezy, especially for that area,” Kelly said.