Storms To Impact South Florida And Panhandle


While we'll escape the worst of Laura and Marco, we should still feel some effects from the storms.

The National Weather Service wants South Florida residents to be aware of possible minor flooding along the coast as well as rip currents, waterspouts and tornadoes.

The NWS also has a Flash Flood Watch in effect until 2:00 eastern for the Big Bend and parts of the Panhandle.

Escambia County will be under a Flash Flood Watch until tomorrow morning.

The NWS says Tropical Storm Marco could drop up to six inches of rain from Pensacola west into Alabama.

Tropical Storm Marco could hit Louisiana and Texas as soon as tomorrow.

TS Laura, which has already caused deaths in the Caribbean, could strengthen to a Category Two hurricane by Wednesday.

TS Laura

TS Laura

Those who live in the Keys are being told to be ready, just in case.

The latest forecasts have Marco and Laura off to the west, but Monroe County Mayor Heather Carruthers advises residents to be wary and keep their eyes open.

Emergency Management Director Shannon Wiener wants residents to be vigilant and take protective measures, especially boat owners.

The National Weather Service has a Tropical Storm Watch in effect for the lower and middle Keys.

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