As Hurricane Irma prepares to bare down on south Florida this weekend, could the massive category 5 storm affect our weather here in Upstate and Central New York?The short answer is, "maybe" but it wouldn't be more than some light to moderate rain, and there's still plenty of time for that to change and any affects that we would feel from Irma wouldn't come until next week. According to the National Weather Service, current projections keep Irma south and west of our area and by that time, should weaken quite substantially.

As of early Thursday afternoon, Irma had already plowed through the Caribbean, killing 10 people in it's wake. Forecasters are predicting the storm could hit South Florida and the southeast coast this coming weekend (09/09-09/10).

Both National Weather Service offices out of Albany and Buffalo agree that Irma could bring some rain to Upstate and Central New York, but that wouldn't be until the middle of next week.

The Binghamton weather service office, which prepares the forecast for Central New York also has a chance of rain for our area from Tuesday through Thursday. High temperatures each day in the lower 70's and overnight lows getting down to the mid 50's.

(NewYorkUpstate.com)

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