HOLT, Fla., Oct. 9, 2018, 10 a.m.–The National Hurricane Center nudged the path back to the west with the 10 a.m. update.
The eastern edge of Fort Walton Beach is now back in the three-day cone.
Because of this, the NHC continues to advise everyone in the hurricane warning area along Florida’s Gulf coast to prepare for life-threatening major hurricane winds associated with the core of Michael.
Hurricane-force-winds will also extend well inland across portions of the Florida panhandle.
Michael has continued to become better organized this morning, according to the NHC. The hurricane has become more symmetric with the eye becoming more apparent in infrared and visible satellite imagery.
Data from NOAA and Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate maximum sustained winds have increased to near 110 mph with additional strengthening expected.
Michael is expected to become a major hurricane later today with 125 mph winds and remains a dangerous major hurricane through landfall, according to the NHC.