The very latest information from the national hurricane center indicates that Hermine continues to get better defined. The pressure continues to drop as the organization improves. It is likely that it will be a hurricane at landfall late tonight.
The biggest threat continues to be a potentially deadly storm surge in the Big Bend area. If you are told to evacuate I highly recommend you follow those instructions and do so.
Once inland heavy rain will cause flooding and a potential traffic nightmare along interstate 95. Remember this is a busy holiday weekend coming up and a lot of people will wish to travel. Rainfall could cause extensive flooding. Please do not underestimate the potential for very heavy rain from the system.
Further up the coast from Georgia through North Carolina tropical storm conditions are possible. Residents and visitors in this region should closely monitor the progress of the storm.
I will continue to post a blog updates here throughout the rest of today as Hermine draws closer to the coast.