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.
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.