10/09 Ryan’s “Hurricane Michael” Tuesday Evening Forecast
Hurricane Michael continues to strengthen in the Eastern Gulf, and has already reached Major Hurricane status.
This storm will make landfall just after lunch time tomorrow near Panama City, and will bring catastrophic storm surge, wind, and rains.
Locally I expect very little impact from Michael. Upper level cloud cover, a strong northerly breeze, and patchy rain is what I would consider our “worst case scenario,” and at this point that may be over-selling it. Expect scattered showers and mostly cloudy skies, but rain chances are only around 30% and dropping fast through the night.
By Thursday a cold front will be pushing through the area and we’ll finally see some of those cooler and drier fall afternoons.
Afternoon highs through the weekend will be in the low 80s/upper 70s with sunny skies, and lows will linger in the low 60s/upper 50s.