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Tropical Storm Warning in effect for Leon County and several more

Wakulla, Gadsden, Decatur, Seminole, Miller Counties in a Tropical Storm Warning
Posted at 5:45 PM, Aug 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-15 19:15:23-04

(WTXL) — Tropical Storm Fred has strengthened slightly as it moves north-northwestward. A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for Leon, Wakulla, Gadsden, Decatur, Seminole, and Miller counties.

A tropical storm warning means winds and gusts reaching at least 39 mph are possible in and near the warning zone within 36 hours after being issued.

Impacts from Fred will start early Monday morning and continue into the remainder of the day.

Heavy rain may lead to flooding, especially for the western Big Bend. Brief tornadoes and waterspouts are possible.

Highest sustained winds and strongest gusts will remain along the western Big Bend coast and offshore waters. A few gusts upwards of 40 mph can happen inland along the stretch of the tropical storm warning.