Hurricane Michael Headed For Florida Panhandle
The National Hurricane Center is forecasting Hurricane Michael to make landfall potentially as a Category 3 storm near Panama City, FL Wednesday afternoon or evening. Heavy rainfall, flash flooding and damaging winds are forecast for the Florida Panhandle. Moderate to strong winds and 2-4 inches of additional rainfall are expected as Michael moves Northeast across Georgia into The Carolinas Thursday and Friday.
Hurricane Michael will continue to intensify and is forecast to strike Florida's Panhandle as a Category 3 with dangerous storm surge flooding, destructive winds and flooding rainfall. Michael will also bring heavy rain and strong winds to other parts of the Southeast after it moves inland.
Michael is currently centered about 20 miles southwest of the western tip of Cuba and is moving north.
Source:National Hurricane Center, https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/