Michael brushes past Anna Maria Island

The surf was up on Anna Maria Island as Hurricane Michael passed by in the Gulf. - Jimmy Davis | Submitted

Hurricane Michael made landfall at Panama City around 2 p.m. as a category 4 storm with 155 mph winds, and has since dropped to 140 mph winds, moving north/northeast at 15 mph, according to NOAA.

Anna Maria Island saw few effects today, with localized flooding, intermittent rain showers and high surf, which brought out surfers and pushed the Gulf of Mexico high onto the beaches at high tide around 2 p.m.

Local tropical storm and storm surge watches have been lifted, but high surf and rip current advisories remain.

NOAA forecasts south/southwesterly winds subsiding Thursday to 20-25 mph, gusting as high as 36 mph, with a 60 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms and a high around 89 degrees.

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