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Tropical Storm Michael, Heading North, Could Become Category 2 Hurricane

Tropical Storm Michael, Heading North, Could Become Category 2 Hurricane

Tropical Storm Micheal is "almost a hurricane" moving into the Gulf of Mexico on Monday morning, and weather advisories are already starting to crop up for the Lowcountry.

Currently, the forecast cone does include the Big Bend and south Georgia.

The NWS release said there is considerable uncertainty regarding the track, intensity, and timing of Michael, but confidence is increasing that it will directly impact the southeast Georgia and southeast SC area.

Several watches and warnings are now in effect.

In addition, those living the coastal communities need to be aware of strong rip currents, and potential storm surge threats, likely beginning on Wednesday.

The next tropical storm name on the hurricane center's list is Michael.

By 11 a.m. Monday, Michael's top sustained winds were around 75 miles per hour.

By declaring this state of emergency, Gov. Scott said he is ensuring that state and local government has ample time, resources and flexibility to get prepared for this storm. Keep in mind that in a hurricane, the impacts can stretch hundreds of miles outside the center - including wind, tropical downpours that lead to flooding, storm surge, and tornadoes.

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A tropical depression that formed Sunday morning is expected to move into the Gulf of Mexico and grow into a hurricane before striking the Florida Panhandle, forecasters say.

Michael's path to the Gulf is also affecting politics in Florida. Michael has continued to become better organized over the past 24 hours.Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for portions of the Yucatan Peninsula, including Cozumel, as well as parts of western Cuba.

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in more than 20 counties along the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend on Sunday.

Florida's capital, Tallahassee opened two locations Sunday where residents could get sandbags to get ready for possible flooding.

The city of Pensacola tweeted to residents, "Be sure you have your emergency plan in place".

Currently Tropical Depression Fourteen, the National Hurricane Center said that storm will develop into Tropical Storm Michael later today.

The outer bands of the storm are expected to dump 2 to 4 inches of rain in the Florida Keys, the Yucatan Peninsula, Belize and Northern Honduras.

"Isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches are possible in western Cuba", the hurricane center said.


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