Hurricane Michael may affect Sumter area later this week

Unfortunately, yes, more rain expected with Hurricane Michael brewing in the Gulf of Mexico

Now ranked as a Category 1 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson wind scale, Michael could grow into a Category 3, becoming the second major hurricane in the Atlantic basin this year following Florence last month, forecasters said.

Michael was expected to become a major Category 3 storm by Tuesday with winds over 160 km per hour, making it the most powerful storm to hit the Panhandle of Florida in over 15 years.

Hurricane warnings are in effect from the Alabama/Florida state line to the Suwanee River along Florida's Big Bend.

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Locally, Manatee County Public Safety officials were not ready to declare a local state of emergency, but are in a "monitor and wait" pattern, director Bob Smith said during a news conference.

Currently, the hurricane is a category one moving towards the north at 9 miles per hour.

Florida's governor mobilized National Guard troops and thousands of Gulf Coast residents were ordered evacuated on October 8, two days before Hurricane Michael was forecast to slam ashore with life-threatening waves, winds and rains.

Ahead of Michael, a Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for every county in central Georgia.

A potential storm surge of eight-to-12 feet was forecast for Florida's western coastline from Indian Pass to Crystal River.

Category four hurricanes cause catastrophic wind damage and hold sustained winds speeds between 130 and 156 miles per hour.

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Florida Governor Rick Scott said: "Hurricane Michael is forecasted to be the most destructive storm to hit the Florida Panhandle in decades".

President Trump has committed to providing any federal resources Florida may need, according to Scott.

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who is the Democratic nominee for governor, had planned to campaign in South Florida on Monday and Tuesday, but he said he would return to Tallahassee to help with storm preparations.

"Take this seriously and keep your family safe", Scott said from Bay County on Monday.

About 1,250 National Guard soldiers were aiding the evacuation process and more than 4,000 troops placed on standby, Scott tweeted.

"This storm will be life-threatening and extremely risky", Scott said at a press briefing. "This storm will be life threatening and extremely risky". "This is coming very fast".

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said the Florida Forest Service and the Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement are preparing teams to support urban search and rescue operations. "I'm not sure which one yet", said another student, Justin Lindholm. Six people died in Honduras, four in Nicaragua and three in El Salvador. "I'm happy with the progress we've made". "And theyre forecasting a major hurricane by this time tomorrow".

Forecasters at the Cayman Islands National Weather Service did not expect it to heavily impact Cayman. The below graphic shows the storm's projected path, which could also dump large amounts of rain throughout the Carolinas, which are still recovering from Hurricane Florence.

"It's still pretty uncertain regarding the exact track that it's going to take, but it looks kind of likely that it will cross over Georgia or SC", meteorologist James Carpenter said.

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