Hurricane Irma is a again a Category 5 storm with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph, according to the 11p et update from the National Hurricane Center.
The storm was just north of Cuba Friday night, where it was interacting with the Cuban terrain, before its projected turn to the north. It remained 300 miles from the shorelines of Miami.
By Saturday, the storm is expected to turn northward towards Miami ahead of a possible landfall in southwest Florida. As early as late Friday evening, the outer winds and rain of Irma were already being seen in south Florida.
At the height of the storm this weekend, Hurricane Irma is expected to bring devastating wind, rain and storm surge to Florida.
By Monday, Hurricane Irma is expected to move into Georgia, where its lasting rain and winds will impact portions of the Southeast including Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.