Hurricane Michael will continue to churn into the Gulf of Mexico this week. He will quickly intensify and will likely become a major hurricane before landfall. The impacts he will make will include far away from Florida.
The Carolinas could see a tropical storm out of Michael if he moves quick enough. This would mean 60 mph winds in the Charlotte and Raleigh areas. Power outages and very heavy rains are the top threat for these areas.
For Florida and Georgia, hurricane warnings are posted. Hurricane conditions are expected within the next 48-72 hours.
As Michael will make the Carolinas as a tropical storm, he will also be fast-moving. This means less rain, but overall greater storm power since he will not weaken as much over distance.
Unfortunately, Florida and Georgia may have some parts that will never be the same, and power outages will last for weeks. Prepare NOW! Consult NOAA and NWS for all official info!