Local – More tropical storm weather could be headed to the north Georgia area according to am email from David Murphy, Director of Emergency Management for White County.
Tropical Storm Michael has developed near the Yucatan Peninsula and will slowly move northward into the Gulf of Mexico and could become a hurricane by Tuesday or Wednesday, the email read.
The forecast from the National Hurricane Center currently has Michael becoming a Category 1 Hurricane and making landfall on or near the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday before moving through Georgia as a tropical storm on Wednesday and Thursday.
It is still too early to specify the exact timing, location, and extent of possible impacts to Georgia. However, potential impacts could include; strong gusty winds that could reach tropical-storm force in some areas.
The statement also states the current rainfall forecast is for 2-3 inches in general across Georgia and as with any tropical storm related weather conditions, there is always the possibility of an isolated tornado.
This storm prediction is still in its early stages and detailed weather patterns are solely dependent on the exact track of the storm.
White County Emergency Management plans to have a weather briefing on Wednesday, October 10th at 12:30 in the County EOC unless otherwise noted.
Stay tuned to WRWH 93.9fm for more weather updates, or visit our website at WRWH.COM.