THE LOW PRESSURE AREA OVER THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO HAS BECOME TROPICAL STORM BARRY. THE STORM IS BEING STEERED BY A WEAK LOW- TO MID-LEVEL RIDGE TO THE NORTH, AND A WEAKNESS IN THE RIDGE IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP DURING THE NEXT 24-48 HOURS.
FOR THE PAST FEW DAYS I HAVE BEEN KEEPING YOU UPDATED ON A SYSTEM THAT HAS DROPPED INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO. THIS SYSTEM IS STARTING TO SHOW SIGNS OF DEVELOPMENT THAT COULD LEAD TO A POSSIBLE CATEGORY 1 HURRICANE OVER THE NEXT 24-48 HOURS. HERE ARE THE LATEST DETAILS ON THE SYSTEM.
A BROAD LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM LOCATED OVER THE EASTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE IS PRODUCING DISORGANIZED SHOWER ACTIVITY. THE LOW IS FORECAST TO MOVE SOUTHWARD TO SOUTHWESTWARD AND EMERGE OVER THE NORTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO LATER TODAY.
We have had a quite Tropical Season to this point. That is likely to change over the next few days as a low pressure system currently over the state of Georgia is expected to drift south into the Gulf of Mexico.
As we all begin to embark on another fun filled summer. Trips to beaches are likely on your agenda. One of the biggest threats to you at the beach are rip currents.
We are now a few days into astronomical Spring. I wanted to take a few moments to look back at how this past winter stacked up to winters in the past. Let's start with the average temperature. This winter was actually a little mild believe it or not.
Rain chances will turn into a chance for a late thunderstorm here in the county. We have a 90% chance of rain today. With a general thunderstorm risk later this evening.
We have an 80% chance of rain today and this evening. Here is when the rain is expected to move through the county. The good news is most of the day will be dry but overcast. As we head into the early evening hours things will change quickly.
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