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Tuesday morning First Alert forecast (09/04/2018)

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Posted at 8:04 AM, Sep 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-04 06:42:05-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- As Tropical Storm Gordon continue quickly moving northwest over the east-central Gulf, local effects include an increase in rain coverage. A favorable area for stronger storms to form will be in coastal and western Big Bend areas.

Localized flooding is possible, especially in areas that get feeder bands from Gordon. One to two inches of rain is forecast for western Big Bend counties. 

In addition to heavy rain and isolated severe thunderstorms, gusty winds are likely at times. Coastal areas will be breezy with choppy offshore waters. Activity starting in the late morning will peak in the afternoon. Some areas will continue seeing showers and storms well into the evening hours before activity tapers off from East to West. 

Most inland locations will avoid long periods of tropical storm-force winds, and quite possibly, interior southern Georgia counties may only have scattered showers and occasional thunder.

Highs Tuesday will be in the mid and upper 80s. Rain coverage will be higher along the coast and in the southwestern Big Bend. By midweek, the region will start to return to scattered afternoon thunderstorm activity.