The Hurricane Irma 8 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center shows all of Georgia could be in the potential path of the storm.
The storm has weakened to a Category 4 storm with 150 mph winds, but it is still a major hurricane anticipated to hit southern Florida and track through the middle of the Sunshine State.
Irma is expected to begin having an impact on the Florida Keys Saturday morning.
The latest advisory indicates a landfall after 2 a.m. Sunday in south Florida with the storm moving up the state through Sunday when Georgia will begin to see clouds from the storm.
The center of Irma continues up toward Orlando by early Monday and to Macon by early Tuesday.
The hurricane is expected to weaken to a tropical storm before it hits Middle Georgia, but sustained winds of 39-73 mph are expected.
Everyone is urged to prepare now for the storm.
Heavy rains, gusty winds and possible tornadoes are anticipated.
The track changed significantly overnight Thursday as earlier forecasts showed the eye could ride the east coast of Florida and continue to maintain significant strength.
By tracking more over land, Irma will lose some of its punch, but could still produce life-threatening conditions.
Come back to macon.com for updates and read Saturday’s Telegraph.