"Hurricane Michael is a massive storm that could bring total devastation to parts of our state, especially the Panhandle", Scott said.
Hermine made landfall in the St. Marks area and moved north through Tallahassee.
Hurricane Michael may not directly target Tampa Bay when it makes landfall Wednesday as a potentially catastrophic Category 2 hurricane in the Florida Panhandle, but that doesn't mean the region will be spared from the storm's devastating effects.
Since the storm will spend two to three days over the Gulf of Mexico, which has warm water and favourable atmospheric conditions, "there is a real possibility that Michael will strengthen to a major hurricane before landfall", Robbie Berg, a hurricane specialist at the Miami-based storm forecasting hub, wrote in an advisory.
A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Okaloosa/Walton County Line Florida to Anclote River Florida A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for Anclote River Florida to Anna Maria Island Florida, including Tampa Bay, and Alabama/Florida border to Okaloosa/Walton County Line Florida A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Alabama/Florida border to Suwannee River Florida and the Cuban province of Pinar del Rio. A hurricane watch was in effect from the Alabama-Florida border to the Suwannee River area. When it first reached tropical storm status, it was expected to become no stronger than a category 1 hurricane.
"Additional strengthening is forecast, and Michael is expected to become a hurricane later today".
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency order Monday after concerns of severe weather and possible damages were raised.
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Earlier Monday, Scott expanded the state of emergency he declared on Sunday from 26 to 35 counties.
"Take this seriously and keep your family safe", Scott said from Bay County on Monday.
Florida State University said its campuses in Tallahassee and Panama City will be closed from Tuesday through Friday.
The governor also activated 1,250 National Guardsmen and said he would waive tolls for residents who were evacuating.
Throughout Tuesday, Close said these storms will increase in scope and a few thunderstorms will emerge.
"This storm will be life-threatening and extremely unsafe", Scott said Sunday after receiving a briefing at the State Emergency Operations Center.
The National Weather Service in Tallahassee said: "This is a storm to definitely take very seriously". Scott is urging people along the Gulf Coast to finish their storm preparations Monday evening.
Michael was lashing western Cuba late Monday morning with heavy rains and strong winds, according to the hurricane center. Movement was to the north at 7 miles per hour and the central pressure was 982 millibars.
Michael, which formed near the Yucatan Peninsula on Sunday, is expected to dump 4 to 8 inches of rain - and as much as 12 inches in some areas - on western Cuba before it hits the United States.