Hurricane Michael Update + Local Temp Drop

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The latest from the National Hurricane Center... 1pm EDT update:

Hurricane Michael is a Category 2 storm with sustained winds of 110 mph. The storm strengthened from 90 mph earlier this morning.

It is tracking north at 12 mph and sits around 350 miles south of Panama City Beach.

Michael is set to make landfall along the Florida Peninsula Wednesday afternoon as a Category 3 storm with 125 mph sustained winds. It will weaken to a Category 1 once it lands ashore and weakens to a tropical storm as it lifts northward into southern Georgia and the Carolinas.

Rainfall along the coast on into southern Georgia will total 4-8" with isolated 12"+.

Storm surge from Indian Pass to Cedar Key, Florida will reach 8-12 feet.

Here is a link to the latest storm information from the National Hurricane Center | https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at4.shtml?cone#contents

Let's get back local...

Tonight is the last night we will be able to run errands with "short sleeve weather".

We drop back into the upper 70s with a clearing sky by 8pm.

Tomorrow is the transitional day with a potent cold front set to move in. Temperatures still climb to the mid to upper 70s in the afternoon before the cooler air arrives.

A dry, warm and muggy start with temps again in the upper 60s.

As as line of storms develop along the front, a few may be strong with damaging wind gusts across the northwest portion of Indiana in the late morning.

Rain and storm timeline...

The line of storms moves into the northwestern part of the state around lunchtime with a few scattered showers developing out ahead of the main line.

Scattered storms develop through the afternoon and will be likely through the evening commute.

Storms linger through the state in the evening and begin to exit around midnight. As the rain moves out, cooler and drier air returns.

A chilly start to Thursday -- dropping into the upper 40s. This will be the first real noticeable temperature change.

A chilly north wind will prevent much of a warming trend Thursday afternoon with highs in the upper 50s. The unseasonably cool pattern sets up through the extended forecast.

A fall feel will be in the air for the start of the Covered Bridge Festival on Friday. Jackets will be needed if you're headed to Parke County this weekend!

Our next round of showers returns on Sunday into Monday. Cooler-than-average highs in the 50s continue through next week.

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