Storms Streaming in From the Gulf of Mexico...
As expected we got our morning thunderstorms on Thursday with heavy rain and lightning. Additional storms continue to stream in from the Gulf, primarily over northwest Florida Thursday afternoon.
This weather pattern won’t change much as we get into the weekend. Look for some morning showers and thunderstorms (best chance close to the coast) and a daily dose of afternoon showers and storms through the weekend. The main concerns are heavy rain and lightning, but gusty wind is possible with some of the stronger storms.
A steady south wind will also result in a slightly elevated rip current threat along our area beaches.
Rip Current Risk Forecast:
Tropical Storm Ernesto, located over 2000 miles east of the U.S. coast is moving through the north Atlantic where the storm will soon dissipate.
We're watching another area about 750 miles E of the Caribbean. While there is a low (20%) chance of development over the next few days, conditions in Caribbean will be unfavorable for any organization or strengthening beyond this weekend. It's unlikely this system becomes a threat to Gulf Coast,
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