PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — The First Alert Storm Team is tracking potential tropical activity in the Gulf of Mexico and how its path will impact our weather in the Panhandle this weekend through early next week.

The wave developing off the Bay of Campeche is pushing into the western Gulf of Mexico. It will be steered by wind shear west and a strong ridge of high pressure off the east coast. Across the Panhandle, 2-4 inches of rain are likely to accumulate. There will be an isolated tornado threat with tropical rainbands that move overland on the east/right side of the storm system. Winds should not be significant as the bands impacting northwest Florida will be far from the center of the tropical system.