Tuesday 10/9 UPDATE: Voluntary Evacuations in Pasco County
Sunday 10/7 11pm Update: The newer readings are out. The storm is tracking a bit more east now. One spaghetti model actually has the storm coming toward Tampa.
The local Tampa Bay weather gurus all seem to be in agreement that we’re about to see some nasty weather this week. Tropical Storm Michael will likely make landfall as a hurricane in Florida Wednesday. But what about our area?
None of the models show the storm coming toward us. The panhandle is the likely target. For us here in Tampa Bay, it looks like a heavy rain and wind event midweek. But it certainly doesn’t look like it’ll be anything all that out of the ordinary. Just your usual wind (gusting to about 30MPH at times), rain and thundershowers.
It's TD14 soon to be Tropical Storm Michael, then a hurricane. Models keep landfall west of Tampa Bay sometime Wednesday. Locally, our impacts likely to be Tue-Thur with increased rain, winds gusting to 25-30mph (T&W) and mainly cloudy skies. Tracking 24/7 for any path changes. pic.twitter.com/2SKIW8A5G6— Ric Kearbey⚡️WTSP (@RicTampaBay) October 7, 2018
TD #14 will soon be Tropical Storm 3Michael. We are expecting an intensifying hurricane nearing northern Gulf coast Wednesday. Michael likely to bring serious storm surge, rainfall, and wind issues to #Florida panhandle. #Tampa Bay area will see increase in showers/t-storms. pic.twitter.com/lA6GG8K1AT— Paul Dellegatto⚡️FOX (@PaulFox13) October 7, 2018