Irene’s potential threat to South Florida as even a tropical storm event mostly went away this morning.
Officials said that at most, Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast would see breezes in the 20 to 30 mph range as the storm passes to the east.
That, of course, could change.
But for now, attention is turning to the far-flung and fragile islands of the Bahamas, where a potentially calamitous major hurricane could plow through starting tonight.
And along the U.S. eastern seaboard, leaders from the Outer Banks to New England focused on a forecast path that keeps moving east.