Our area should expect high tides and rain from Hurricane Michael.

Expect high tides, rain from Michael

The forecasters remain steadfast: Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall in Florida on Wednesday, but there's also a warning for those in Biloxi and on the Mississippi Gulf Coast: You could see a storm surge of 1 to 3 feet and rainfall of 1 to 2 inches.

Those with vessels in Biloxi's public harbors and marinas should check the vessel's mooring lines and plan for the expected conditions.

The update from 10 a.m.: A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson counties. The storm is about 560 miles southeast of New Orleans LA or about 550 miles south-southeast of Biloxi. It has winds of 90 mph and it is moving at 12 mph. Forecasters say Biloxi and the surrounding area could see wind gusts that could exceed tropical storm force.

 A northward to north-northwestward motion at a slightly faster forward speed is expected through tonight, followed by a northeastward motion on Wednesday and Thursday. On the forecast track, the center of Michael will move across the eastern Gulf of Mexico today and tonight. The center of the storm is expected to move inland over the Florida Panhandle or Florida Big Bend area on Wednesday, and then move northeastward across the southeastern United States Wednesday night and Thursday.


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