Hurricane Michael is steadily making its way through the Southern Gulf of Mexico as a Category 2 storm.
In its 10am update , the NWS National Hurricane Center in Miami reported Hurricane Michael is becoming a "better organized" storm. The eye of the storm is also becoming more "apparent" and is now visible on satellite images.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter sent two aircraft into the storm. NHC and NOAA reported the two planes passed through the eye and were able to see each other.
The storm is moving between north-northwest and north. NHC is expecting Michael to move northward through early Wednesday.
Hurricane Michael is expected to continue on a northeast track and will speed up. Hurricane watchers believe Michael could turn into a Category 3 storm by Wednesday when it swoops over Florida's panhandle.