T.S. Debby – Latest InfoJune 24th, 2012 at 12:56 pm by Jason Smith under FOX10 Stormtracker Weather
Tropical Storm Debby continues to slowly strengthen as it drifts northeastward over the central Gulf of Mexico. The storm is currently located at 28.3N 85.9W with Maximum sustained winds of 60 MPH. It is moving n’east at 4 mph.
The forecast is highly uncertain. On the current forecast track, the storm would hit Louisiana by mid-week. The computer models greatly differ in opinion on the track, and changes in the forecast are likely. Other models bring T.S. Debby east towards the Florida peninsula.
T.S. Debby is a fairly large system and we will see some impacts here regardless of the exact track. The National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for our coastal counties in Alabama and along the Florida Panhandle. We do expect the outer rain bands to affect our area through Tuesday. Winds to Tropical Storm force and rough surf will affect the beaches. Tides will run 2-3 feet above normal. There is a high risk of rip currents along the beaches. Check out fox10tv.com for the latest information…