TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR SEVERAL INLAND COUNTIES
ESCAMBIA (AL), COVINGTON, CRENSHAW COUNTIES ADDED… Out of an abundance of caution, our local National Weather Service office has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the entirety of the following counties in south Alabama: Escambia, Crenshaw, and Covington. These counties join Houston, Geneva, Dale, Coffee, and Henry counties in southeast Alabama that were placed in tropical storm warning earlier this morning. A Tropical Storm Warning also continues for the southern half of Mobile and Baldwin counties, in addition to Escambia (FL), Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa counties in NW Florida.
WINDS TO BE GREATEST IN SE ALABAMA & FL PANHANDLE… The track adjustment of Subtropical Storm Alberto means that the strongest winds will likely happen over the next 24-48 hours over southeast Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Places like Panama City, Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach, Apalachicola, Marianna, Dothan, and Enterprise have a slightly higher risk of experiencing wind gusts in excess of tropical storm force (39+ mph).
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