Meanwhile, Scott, the Republican nominee for US Senate, will be leaving the campaign trail for the "next few days" to address storm preparations, a campaign spokesperson told CNN.
"Michael could produce three life-threatening hazards along portions of the northeastern Gulf Coast: storm surge, heavy rainfall and hurricane-force winds", according to the hurricane center.
Once the storm makes landfall on the Gulf Coast, it is expected to head northeast Wednesday and Thursday. Also in a tropical storm watch is a swath from the Alabama/Florida border to the Mississippi/Alabama border as well as inland areas of southern Alabama and southwest Georgia.
The storm was located by 2 a.m. ET Monday about 105 miles (170 kilometers) east-southeast of Cozumel, Mexico, and moving to the north at about 4 mph (6 kph). In Charlotte, Panovich said the European model shows the storm slowing down and could have a bigger impact than other long-range models. It became a tropical storm a littler after noon on Sunday; less than 24 hours later, it was a hurricane.
"Alabama is once again in the path of a hurricane, but I know Alabamians will once again come together and be prepared for whatever Michael may bring", Ivey stated.
The governor also activated 1,250 National Guardsmen and said he would waive tolls for residents who were evacuating.
"Do not take a chance on storm surge", Scott said.
As the track stands right now, tropical storm force winds will be the main concern.
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for western Cuba.
Chatham Emergency Management Agency has entered OPCON 4 and is monitoring Tropical Storm Michael.
The NWS release said there is considerable uncertainty regarding the track, intensity, and timing of Michael, but confidence is increasing that it will directly impact the southeast Georgia and southeast SC area.
Report claims Mourinho will be sacked this weekend
Sources at United have told ESPN FC that they believe Mourinho to be increasingly unhappy and ill-tempered at the club. Last weekend's 3-1 loss at the London Stadium was United's third league defeat of the season.
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Ri had previously met with Pompeo on Wednesday, during which he extended Pompeo an invitation to Pyongyang from Kim Jong Un . He said the USA was insisting on a "denuclearisation first" policy that "increased the level of sanctions ".
Pompeo set to meet Kim Jong Un on Sunday
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters Tuesday that the secretary expects to meet with Kim in Pyongyang. He left Pyongyang in July hailing progress, only for North Korea to denounce him for making "gangster-like demands".
Sparks fly between Pogba and Mourinho on training ground
In a curious twist of fate it was left to 35-year-old Lee Grant, United's third-choice keeper, to fill the void between the posts. It was a sweet moment for Derby boss Lampard, who enjoyed so much success working under Mourinho during their time at Chelsea .