All eyes are on Michael because it will bring more rain to a heavily saturated Maryland! Thursday and Friday the remnants of Michael will arrive in the state, albeit, significantly weaker but it will still bring a negative impact to Maryland. More rain on top of saturated soil could lead to more flooding.
As of today, we have received 54.64" of rain this year, which is 21.97" above the normal value of 32.67". Making this year number 8 out of the 10 wettest years on record in Baltimore. Not only will Michael cause more problems for Maryland but it will also cause problems for North Carolina and the clean-up efforts that are occurring there.
Tropical Storm Michael is churning and strengthening in the northwestern Caribbean Sea. Right now, it's located 120 miles ENE of Cozumel, Mexico, moving North at 7 MPH and spreading heavy rain and wind across western Cuba and the Florida Keys. Michael is forecasted to become a hurricane before the day is over. Hurricane and storm surge watches have been issued along the northeast Florida Gulf Coast as destructive wind, heavy rain and storm surge are likely. Michael could be near major category strength (Cat. 3 or higher) as it advances toward the coastline of Florida by mid-week.
Stay tuned for the latest updates on Michael!