Thurs., Oct. 17, 11 a.m. - Although Potential Tropical Cyclone 16 has not yet been named a tropical or subtropical storm, the National Weather Service has placed Santa Rosa, Escambia, Okaloosa, coastal Walton, Bay, Gulf, and Franklin counties under a tropical storm warning, which means tropical storm-force winds are expected somewhere within the area within the next 36 hours.LOCAL INFORMATIONSanta Rosa County Emergency Management is monitoring the situation will send an update following the afternoon update with the National Weather Service. For more information on preparing for tropical activity, visit www.santarosa.fl.gov/emergency.
Here is the latest from the US National Weather Service in Mobile:KEY POINTS
WIND: Below tropical storm force wind. Peak wind forecast is 20-30 mph with gusts to 45 mph.
FLOODING RAIN: One to three inches, with locally higher amounts.
TORNADO - Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes.