SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - These are the most asked questions from viewers across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry:
Chief Meteorologist Dave Turley: “We do not expect a storm surge but tides are running high and Michael’s influence could elevate tides to produce some coastal flooding during high tide cycles.”
Chief Meteorologist Dave Turley: “There is still some question on the exact track of Michael and a slightly westward forecast track can’t be ruled out.”
Chief Meteorologist Dave Turley: “Rain totals will be highly dependent on the exact track of Michael. Current thinking is 1 to 4 inches with locally higher amounts possible.”
Chief Meteorologist Dave Turley: “Wind gusts 30-50mph are possible especially further inland closer to the center of the storm.”
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Chief Meteorologist Dave Turley: “As a general rule, you run from the water(surge) and hide from the wind. In the end. it is up to the local officials.”
Chief Meteorologist Dave Turley: “Timing will be late Wednesday into Thursday afternoon.”
Chief Meteorologist Dave Turley: “Every storm is different but the track would be very similar to Hermine.”
WTOC Digital Team: We have a full story with tips and tricks for hurricane preparedness. Viewers can read that here. In a worst case scenario, people should prepare to be without power for several days. The basics include nonperishable food items like granola bars, bottled water, dried fruits and meats, crackers and peanut butter. Additionally, individuals with specific medication needs should take care of prescriptions in advance. Other useful items include: a NOAA weather radio, batteries, flashlights, a cooler with ice, and, of course, the WTOC First Alert Weather App.
Chief Meteorologist Dave Turley: “ Your individual forecast is still highly dependent on the track of the storm, but I would plan on scattered locally heavy rain and wind gusts to 50mph. The best way to get the latest information is by downloading the WTOC First Alert Weather App and turning on the alerts. You can also get great information on our Hurricane Center Page at WTOC.com.”