by Leigh Jones
Posted 9/09/17, 06:25 pm
UPDATE: The National Hurricane Center has extended storm surge warnings along Florida’s east and west coasts as Irma spins closer to landfall. The Category 3 storm whipped up 125 mph winds Saturday afternoon, but forecasters expect it to strengthen into a Category 4 storm before crashing into the Florida Keys. It’s likely to make a second landfall at Cape Coral or Fort Myers, charging over Tampa next.