Michael is continues to strengthen and is now a category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph.
Additional strengthening is likely and Michael is expected to be a major hurricanelater this evening and at landfall on Wednesday.
Hurricane Warnings have been issued and are in effect for much of the region. Tropical Storm warnings surround the hurricane warning area.
Tropical storm conditions will begin to affect the area as soon as tonight. Hurricane conditions could begin as early as Wednesday morning.
Significant and life threatening storm surge is possible with Michael, especially in ApalacheeBay.
Locally heavy rainfall could cause flash flooding beginning Wednesday.