UPDATE: Governor Scott declares state of emergency as TS Michael approaches Florida

    UPDATE as of 4:45 EST: Governor Scott will hold a briefing at the State Emergency Operations Center at 5:00 EST to discuss preparations for TS Michael.

    The current National Hurricane Center forecast has Michael developing into a hurricane and hitting somewhere in the Panhandle of the state. The forecast cone stretches from Cedar Key to Pensacola.


    Residents from Tampa Bay to Northwest Florida should pay close attention to this tropical system. The tropical storm has strengthened overnight and is now forecast to become a hurricane by midweek. Get the latest on the storm from the National Hurricane Center.