Alabama Weather Updates as Idalia Makes Landfall
Hurricane Idalia has made landfall on the Florida coast
James Spann said via Facebook that Idalia had been classified as a "very dangerous category four hurricane" characterized by "sustained winds of 130 mph."
However, citizens in Alabama have little to worry about.
The National Weather Service in Birmingham noticed a "northeastward turn" in the hurricane path, noting that Idalia will remain far enough away to have minimal impact.
NWS in Birmingham did predict increased rain chances and breezy conditions on Wednesday, but only in the far southeast counties of Central Alabama. Impacts are expected to remain minimal.