Tropical Storm Gordon will bring minor impacts to Northwest Florida Tuesday

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Tropical Storm Gordon continues to get a little better organized in the eastern Gulf. It's expected to make landfall along the Alabama or Mississippi coast late Tuesday night or early Wednesday perhaps as a category one hurricane. A few tropical storm force wind gusts (39+ mph) are possible in Okaloosa County, and especially in the offshore waters of the Gulf Tuesday.

Our impacts continue to look relatively minor here in the Panhandle. They will be a little more pronounced the closer you are to the coast and the farther west you live. It will be quieter the farther inland you live.

Tuesday's impact in Northwest Florida:
1. Marine: High risk of rip currents, dangerous surf, no swimming.
2. Rain: 0.5-2" of rain for most with a few spots getting more.
3. Winds: 15-25 mph with some gusts around 30 or 35 mph, especially near the coast.
4. Severe Weather: An isolated tornado can't be ruled out in the outer rain bands.

The weather will gradually improve Wednesday.

Stay turned to NewsChannel 7 for the latest on Gordon as we watch it every step of the way.