Latest on Debby & Local Forecast
After making landfall Tuesday afternoon around 5pm as a Tropical Storm, Debby has weakened over Northern Florida to a Tropical Depression. The damage has already been done with this system soaking parts of Florida for almost a week now producing anywhere from 10-20 inches of rain in some areas of the panhandle. The good news is the farther away Debby gets from the state of Florida the drier we will all be.
As of the 11am advisory from the NHC, Debby is now moving away from Florida and the threat for heavy rain will be decreasing. The center is located 90 miles East of St. Augustine, FL., with winds sustained at 35 mph. Debby is struggling to survive as a tropical cyclone. A very strong westerly wind shear will push off any showers or storms near the center off to the East. So the forecast calls for rainfall in association with Debby to diminish across Florida today, with rainfall amounts of approximately one inch possible. This may be due to some of the lingering rain bands mainly over South Florida.
So keep those umbrella's handy for now, but long range models show some drier air filtering into South Florida by late-week and this weekend providing for more sunshine and less rain.
Keep it tuned to the Storm Station for the latest,
WSVN Morning Meteorologist