Tropical Storm Fred Weather Update

Published: Aug. 15, 2021 at 6:52 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 16, 2021 at 8:01 AM CDT
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Tropical Storm Fred is expected to make landfall today over NWFL as a tropical storm. As of this morning, Fred has sustained winds of 60 mph with a forward speed of 10 mph. The rain has begun along the coast this morning, but the winds still haven’t picked up. Conditions will go downhill over the course of the day. Landfall is expected tonight with 60mph winds.

Here is a look at the impacts we are expecting...

1. Winds - 35-45 mph sustained, but gusts over 50mph

2. 4-8″ of rain

3. 1-3′ of storm surge, but the good news is landfall will likely come at low tide.

4. A small chance of tornadoes in the bands around Fred

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