Hurricane Irene is expected to strengthen and move off the coast of Florida to the Carolinas by Wednesday.
Irene is now forecast to be a Cat. 3 hurricane by Wednesday. That would keep sustained winds over 115 mph. The track puts land-fall at Hilton Head Island.
The hurricane will act like a brick wall for all weather moving to the east. That means our weather pattern will stay very much the same through the end of the week.
It will be hot and humid the next few days with only slight chances for showers and thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow. The best shot at the rain will be in Northeastern Iowa tomorrow.