As of 8:30 a.m. Monday, Pensacola has been placed under a hurricane watch by the National Weather Service (NWS) as Tropical Storm Michael tracks into the Gulf of Mexico.
Michael is expected to become a hurricane on Monday and reach the northeastern Gulf Coast by mid-week. It is possible the storm could be a major hurricane when it makes landfall.
There is still a lot of uncertainty where Michael will make landfall. NWS’s current track has it heading toward Apalachicola, putting Pensacola on the western side of the storm.