ORLANDO, Fla. – Hurricane Michael is barreling toward the Florida Panhandle as it nears a Category 4 storm, but Central Florida is still expected to feel its impacts.
As of 11 p.m. Tuesday, the storm was packing winds of up to 125 mph and still gaining strength in the Gulf of Mexico, but it was also already pushing storm surge into the Panhandle, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm is forecast to be a Category 4 storm at landfall on Wednesday, forecasters said.
As a result, areas in Central Florida could feel tropical storm-like conditions, according to News 6 meteorologists.
The News 6 Pinpoint Weather team broke down the impacts residents in the Orlando area can expect to see in the county-by-county graphics below.
Lake, Sumter and Marion
Flagler, Volusia and Brevard
Orange, Seminole and Osceola
Floridians should always be prepared in the event that dangerous weather is expected in or near their area, especially throughout the Atlantic hurricane season. Hurricane season begins June 1 and lasts through the end of November.
Visit ClickOrlando.com/Hurricane for tips on how to prepare for hurricane season.
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