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Hermine makes landfall in Florida, no threat to Atlanta

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -

Hermine made landfall just east of St. Marks, Florida around 1:30 a.m. (Eastern) with 80 mph winds.

Click here to watch live radar of the storm.

What can metro Atlanta expect?

The worst of Hermine will impact Florida and south Georgia, however the system will produce rain in eastern metro Atlanta. A combination of a cold front and moisture from Hermine will increase the rain chances for the city of Atlanta on Friday. However, your high school football plans will be OK Friday night in metro Atlanta with only a lingering shower or two.

Click here for a specific forecast for metro Atlanta.

Alerts

A flash flood watch is in effect for Greene, Olgethrope and Putnam counties starting Friday morning through Saturday morning.

A hurricane warning is in effect for Florida, from Mexico Beach to the Suwannee River. A hurricane warning means that hurricane conditions -- 74 mph winds -- are expected within 36 hours.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for northeast Florida up the Georgia coast. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions -- 39 mph winds -- are expected within 36 hours.

From disturbance to depression

We've been tracking this system since last week when it was approaching the northwest Caribbean. Hermine -- which was once just a disturbance -- initially had a hard time organizing with a poorly defined center of circulation. Eventually the disturbance developed a well-defined surface low, which is when it was upgraded to a tropical depression. Once winds reached 39 mph, the depression was upgraded to a storm.

2016 hurricane season

So far this season, eight storms have developed. Of the eight storms, three have become hurricanes.

September is the most active month of hurricane season. The season ends on November 30.

Travel woes

Delta Airlines is allowing travelers headed to and from cities in the path of Hermine a chance to reschedule flights. Amtrak is also suspending service in the southeast region and is offering refunds and rescheduling options.

More tropics

Click here to see what we're tracking in the tropics.
Click here to review the most common-used terms during hurricane season.

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