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First Alert Weather Day extended to Tuesday

Posted at 4:57 PM, Aug 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-17 09:43:05-04

(WTXL) — A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for our western Big Bend counties. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for many of those same counties.

Tropical Storm Fred is moving north-northwest over the eastern Gulf at 10 mph. The system has highest sustained winds of 45 mph.

The moisture with Fred will result in times of heavy rain along the western Big Bend and eastern Panhandle regions Monday. Times of heavy rain can create or worsen local flooding.

Squally weather with occasional wind gusts over 40 mph are possible along the immediate coastal areas of the Big Bend and adjacent waters. Some tropical storm-force wind gusts can occur Monday occasionally along the Apalachicola and Flint river counties

A risk for brief spin-up tornadoes exists around the Florida/Georgia state line region Monday in advance of Fred's anticipated landfall along the central Panhandle coast during the Monday daytime hours.