Debby Stalled in N’east Gulf

June 24th, 2012 at 9:11 pm by under FOX10 Stormtracker Weather

Tropical Storm Debby is stationary in the Gulf of Mexico tonight. As of 10pm, Debby was located at 28.3N, 85.9W with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph. Dry air wrapping in has weakened the storm appearance on satellite imagery.

The forecast remains highly uncertain. The weak steering flow makes for a tricky forecast. The system is expected to move very slowly. The computer models greatly differ in opinion on the track, and changes in the forecast are likely. The forecast track could be anywhere from the MS/AL line to Florida’s Big Bend. The most likely scenario is for the system to track towards the eastern Florida Panhandle. A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect from the Mississippi/Alabama line eastward to Suwannee River, Florida.

T.S. Debby is a fairly large system and we will see some impacts here regardless of the exact track. 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 2-4 feet above normal. There is a high risk of rip currents along the beaches. If you have pictures you’d like to share, send them to ReportIt@fox10tv.com but remember safety first. Check out fox10tv.com for the latest information…

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