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National Hurricane Center

City, county officials monitoring Hurricane Michael as it nears Florida

City, county officials monitoring Hurricane Michael as it nears Florida

Update 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: Hurricane Michael has been upgraded to a Category 4 storm as it lashes the Florida panhandle on Wednesday.

The National Hurricane Center said Wednesday the storm has followed projected forecasts so far. The storm is expected to reach the Virginia-North Carolina border late Thursday night.

A storm sweeping eastward across the midwestern United States could cause Hampton Roads to receive as much as 6 inches of rain through Friday afternoon, according to National Weather Service Wakefield meteorologist-in-charge Jeff Orrock.

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