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Hurricane Michael Remnants Could Mean Wind, Rain In NoVA, DC - Source Patch

Posted on Oct 09,2018
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By Deb Belt

WASHINGTON, DC — The remnants of another hurricane could bring more rainfall to northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., late this week after striking the Gulf Coast, forecasters say. Hurricane Michael is now a category 1 storm just off the coast of Cuba Monday as it headed for the southeastern U.S., according to the National Hurricane Center. The latest projections call for the storm to become a "dangerous major hurricane" when it approaches the Alabama-Florida coastline Wednesday, weather officials warned. The storm and its 75 mph winds is churning about 50 miles south of western Cuba, the National Hurricane Center said in its latest public advisory.

Forecasters expect the storm will continue traveling up into Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia and Maryland. It is likely to be a Category 2 or 3 hurricane with winds of more than 100 mph when it makes landfall on the Gulf Coast. While it's still too early to say for certain where the storm's path will end up, states from Florida to Pennsylvania and New Jersey could be affected. Early rainfall projections call for maximum rains of 2 inches in northern and western Virginia, with up to 4 inches of rain possible in southern parts of the state and the coastal region. As with Hurricane Florence, residents are urged to keep an eye on the forecasts and plan for possible flooding.

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