PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Nate is now a strong tropical storm and is forecast to be a hurricane as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico tonight. The forecast brings the storm west of our area Saturday night.
As of now we can high surf and a storm surge of 1-2'. Severe weather could be an issue Sat night/Sun AM with some of the outer bands. Rainfall totals will be 1-3" with winds near 20mph for most of our area.