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Local watches issued ahead of Tropical Storm Sally

The storm could bring impacts to NWFL this weekend
Storm forms in the Gulf Saturday afternoon
Storm forms in the Gulf Saturday afternoon(WJHG)
Published: Sep. 11, 2020 at 4:29 PM CDT
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG) - Tropical Storm Sally is forecast to become a hurricane as it moves NW through the Gulf this weekend.

The main threats from Sally to NWFL will be heavy rainfall and dangerous surf. As of now, NWFL is just outside the forecast cone, but the most significant impacts are typically on the north and eastern side of the storm which could potentially bring significant impacts to our area.

There remains quite a bit of uncertainty with the storm and hurricane hunters will investigate the storm this afternoon. Once they do that we will have a better idea on the track and intensity forecasts.

For now though these are the impacts we are expecting...

1. 3-8″ of Rain (Sun-Wed)

2. Dangerous Surf (Sun-Wed)

3. 30-40mph winds near the coast (Sun/Mon)

4. Isolated Tornadoes (Sun night/Monday)

Impacts to NWFL could be felt as early as later Sunday and last through Tuesday because of the slow speed of the storm.

Check out Meteorologist Brooke Richardson’s Facebook Live from Saturday Morning for the latest below...

Tropical Storm Sally Update: Meteorologists Brooke Richardson gives the latest on Tropical Storm Sally.

Posted by WJHG-TV on Saturday, September 12, 2020

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