Hermine Forecasted To Make Landfall In FL As A Category 1 Hurricane Today.

Columbia, SC (WLTX) Tropical Storm Hermine located in The Gulf of Mexico is forecasted to make landfall in The Panhandle of Florida as a category 1 hurricane.

As of Thursday morning, the center of Tropical Storm Hermine was located 275 miles west-southwest of Tampa, Florida. Hermine is moving toward the north-northeast near 12 mph and this motion with a slight increase in forward speed is expected during the next day or so. Regarding the forecast track, the center of Hermine will be near the Florida coast in the warning area tonight or early Friday.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 60 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is anticipated and Hermine is expected to be a hurricane by the time landfall occurs. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles to the east of the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter plane was 996 mb.

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