Hurricane Michael Upgraded To Category 2, Ready To Make Landfall On Florida By Wednesday

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National Hurricane Center has upgraded Hurricane Michael to a category 2 on Tuesday ahead of its landfall on Florida. (NHC Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – National Hurricane Center has upgraded Hurricane Michael to a category 2 on Tuesday ahead of its landfall on Florida.

Max sustained winds have been clocked in at 100 mph with higher wind gusts exceeding 120 mph.

Michael’s path has begun to bend as the storm moves to the north-northwest at 12 mph.

Michael is currently centered about 395 miles south of Panama City, Florida.

Michael is currently centered about 395 miles south of Panama City, Florida. (TWC Image)

Experts say additional strengthening is expected, and Michael is forecast to be a major hurricane at landfall in Florida.

Hurricane Warnings have been issued for the Alabama/Florida border to Suwannee River Florida.

Gov. Rick Scott has declared Florida in a state of emergency.

Life threatening storm surge is forecasted to impact parts of the Florida panhandle that could see as much as 12-feet near Indian Pass to Cedar Key.

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Michael could become Florida Panhandle’s strongest landfall in 12 years.

At this time, Hurricane Michael poses no risk of impacting Florida’s Space Coast.

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