It is becoming increasingly likely that the buzzsaw that is Category 5 Irma is likely to make 2 US landfalls as a major hurricane which is something that doesn't happen often. Given the strength of the hurricane and the fact that it may not lose a lot of intensity after a first landfall over Florida means that it could likely be a category 3 or 4 hurricane as it makes a second landfall. So say the models this afternoon which see to be coming a little closer together on the final track. Both the GFS and European and even the sloppy Canadian model is back to that idea.
The GFS model and the European model are both very close. The European is a little further west than the GFS and has more of an inland track over Florida while the GFS takes the hurricane inland in Southeast Florida and than back out offshore.
The European model track is worse for Florida since it takes it inland and takes a track where the bulk of the circulation cuts a path toward the Atlantic coast the long way. Weakening will be slow and this track will produce a large swath of wind damage on both coasts as well as inland areas..READ MORE AT http://www.meteorologistjoecioffi.com/index.php/2017/09/06/irma-update-plus-late-week-weekend-sunshine-locally/