RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Idalia has officially weakened from a hurricane — Category 3 as it made landfall in Florida this morning — to a tropical storm.
The storm made landfall around 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday morning, just east of Tallahassee before making its way across the state and into Georgia.
Idalia is now a tropical storm with winds of 60mph and it is located south of Wilmington, NC.
Idalia will pick up forward speed today as it heads away from the North Carolina coast and out to sea.
Light rain is occurring this morning in southern Virginia, south of Petersburg, and that will continue through 10am. As Idalia pulls away, the rain will quickly come to an end and the clouds will begin to break apart. By the afternoon everyone will have sunny skies.
As you step outside this morning you will notice the humidity is gone and that is thanks to the northerly wind, which will be with us today. That wind will range from 15 to 25mph, but then diminish this evening and tonight.