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- Maximum sustained winds are now up to 90 mph.
- Pressure is 973 mb.
- It is expected to strengthen today and make landfall as a category 3 hurricane with 120 mph sustained winds with higher gusts.
- Storm surge:
Indian Pass FL to Cedar Key FL...8-12 ft
Cedar Key FL to Crystal River FL...6-8 ft
Okaloosa/Walton County Line FL to Indian Pass FL...6-
Crystal River FL to Anclote River FL...4-6 ft
Anclote River to Anna Maria Island FL including Tampa
Alabama/Florida border to Okaloosa/Walton County
Line FL...2-4 ft
- A secondary wind gust maxima is possible (according to the Euro) near the outer banks of North Carolina with 75 to 90 mph wind gusts.
- 6 to 12 inches of rain expected near landfall, but a stripe of 4 to 6 inches of rain along its path through Georgia, SC, and NC.
- For Long Island, rain Thursday from the cold front and tropical moisture could lead to some heavy downpours, but the main batch of heavy rain from Michael should just miss us on Friday and pass to our southeast.
- There is a new tropical depression out in the Atlantic, but it won't be a threat to land, and it could become Tropical Storm Nadine before it weakens. However, we may also have to watch another tropical system that is expected to develop in the south-central Caribbean next week. It should head towards the Yucatan, but it's possible then that it could curve northward into the Gulf of Mexico. If Nadine forms from the current tropical depression, this new storm would be Oscar.