Published: Thu, October 11, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Storm Michael could soon form, hit USA midweek

Storm Michael could soon form, hit USA midweek

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the Cuban provinces of Pinar del Rio and the Isle of Youth.

But it's so big, people about 175 miles away from the center are getting hit with tropical-storm-force winds (which have increased to at least 60 mph). The center of the storm is then expected to move across Georgia as a tropical storm, before moving across the Carolinas and southeast Virginia before going back out to sea by next weekend.

Storm and storm surge watches were issued for the Gulf Coast from the Mississippi-Alabama border to Chassahowitzka, Florida, north of Tampa Bay.

A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

Forecasters have warned that Michael's strength could be "catastrophic" for communities in its path - anywhere from Pensacola on the western flank of the Florida Panhandle to Tampa.

The Hurricane Center also is watching three other systems far out in the eastern Atlantic but none are forecast to impact eastern coast of the United States.

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A major hurricane is a Category 5, 4 or 3 hurricane, which has winds of at least 111 miles per hour.

Tropical storm Michael formed off the coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula Sunday, and quickly strengthened to hurricane status by Monday, faster than expected. We also have an area of high pressure just off the east coast of Florida.

Rick Scott announced Sunday that he had declared a state of emergency in 26 counties in the state's Panhandle and Big Bend regions as forecasters predicted Tropical Storm Michael would make landfall as a Category 2 hurricane later this week.

Michael is moving toward the north at 5.0 miles per hour (7.0 kph), with maximum sustained winds of 60 miles per hour (95 kph) and a minimum central pressure that has fallen to 997 MB or 29.44 inches.

A news release from the Governor's office stated that declaring a state of emergency ensures that state and local governments have ample time, resources and flexibility to prepare for the storm. It was moving north around 9 miles per hour (11 kph). Western Cuba could see isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches, the center said. On the western side of the system, impact to the WBRZ Weather Forecast area will be minimal. In many of these areas this rainfall could lead to life-threatening flash floods.

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