Tropical storm warnings issued for Panhandle

Tracking the Tropics

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — The Panhandle will see impacts from potential tropical cyclone 16 by Friday night.

The tropical storm warning has been issued across Northwest Florida.

The tropical activity is expected to bring two to four inches of rain across the Panhandle. Isolated spots could see five to six inches of rain.

Wind speeds will increase into late Friday night, expect to see 15 – 25 mph winds with gusts up to 45 mph.

Other impacts include: a storm surge of two to five feet, high surf, increased threat for rip currents, and the potential for an isolated tornado.

The moisture will shift north of our region Saturday night into early Sunday.

The 13 First Alert Storm Team will be monitoring the progress of this system as it approaches the panhandle.

You can also track the tropics by downloading the WMBB VIPIR mobile app for Android here or iOS here.

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