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Weather Outlook for Tropical Depression Ida

Bainbridge Forecast from the National Weather Service’s Web site at www.weather.gov:

This Afternoon: Periods of rain and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 73. Southeast wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 61. Southeast wind around 15 mph becoming west northwest. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Veterans Day: A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. North northwest wind between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. North wind between 10 and 15 mph.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST ALABAMA… SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA…AND THE FLORIDA BIG BEND AND PANHANDLE…AND ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT…

…A INLAND TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR WALTON…BAY…GULF…AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES IN THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND WESTERN BIG BEND…

…A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM DESTIN TO THE SUWANNEE RIVER OUT TO 60 NAUTICAL MILES…

…A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR WALTON…BAY… GULF…FRANKLIN…WAKULLA…AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES IN THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND BIG BEND…

…A FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHEAST ALABAMA…THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE…THE FLORIDA BIG BEND FROM JEFFERSON COUNTY WESTWARD…AND PARTS OF SOUTHWEST GEORGIA…

…A LAKE WIND ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR ALL ZONES EXCEPT WALTON…BAY…GULF…FRANKLIN…WAKULLA…AND JEFFERSON UNTIL 7 PM EST /6 PM CST/ THIS EVENING…

TROPICAL STORM IDA IS FORECAST TO MOVE ASHORE ACROSS THE NORTHERN GULF COAST EARLY THIS MORNING. EVEN THOUGH IDA IS EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY WEAKEN AND BEGIN TRANSITIONING INTO A NON- TROPICAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TODAY…THERE WILL STILL BE BANDS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL THAT WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE REGION…MAINLY OVER NORTHERN AND WESTERN PARTS OF THE AREA. MAXIMUM STORM TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE 2 TO 4 INCH RANGE BEFORE COMING TO AN END TONIGHT WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS OF UP TO 5 INCHES POSSIBLE. ALTHOUGH THESE TOTALS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO EXCEED FLASH FLOOD GUIDANCE…MINOR FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS CAN BE EXPECTED. FURTHERMORE…VERY HIGH SURF WITH BATTERING WAVES AND BEACH EROSION ARE CONTINUING TO IMPACT THE BEACHES OF THE PANHANDLE AND WESTERN BIG BEND…MAKING CONDITIONS LIFE THREATENING FOR ANYONE ENTERING THE WATER.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…WEDNESDAY THROUGH TUESDAY…HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE IN BEHIND THE REMNANTS OF IDA ON WEDNESDAY WITH COOLER AND DRIER LASTING INTO THURSDAY. THE FAIR WEATHER WILL CONTINUE FOR FRIDAY AND THE UPCOMING WEEKEND WITH A DECENT WARMUP AS WELL…WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES POSSIBLE REACHING OR EXCEEDING 80 DEGREES IN SOME AREAS. THE NEXT SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IS NOT EXPECTED UNTIL THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY WHEN A WEAKENING COLD IS EXPECTED TO APPROACH FROM THE WEST.

Flood Watch

* THROUGH THIS EVENING

* TROPICAL STORM IDA IS FORECAST TO MOVE ASHORE ACROSS THE NORTHERN GULF COAST EARLY THIS MORNING. EVEN THOUGH IDA IS EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY WEAKEN AND BEGIN TRANSITIONING INTO A NON- TROPICAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TODAY…THERE WILL STILL BE BANDS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL THAT WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE REGION…MAINLY OVER NORTHERN AND WESTERN PARTS OF THE AREA. MAXIMUM STORM TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE 2 TO 4 INCH RANGE BEFORE COMING TO AN END TONIGHT WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS OF UP TO 5 INCHES POSSIBLE. ALTHOUGH THESE TOTALS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO EXCEED FLASH FLOOD GUIDANCE…MINOR FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS CAN BE EXPECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS.

PLEASE MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POTENTIAL FLOOD WARNINGS OR ADVISORIES IF THEY ARE NEEDED. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP. FLOODED ROADS CAN BE ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS TO MOTORISTS…AS IT CAN BE DIFFICULT TO SEE HOW DEEP STANDING WATER IS ON ROADWAYS. THIS DANGER IS ENHANCED AT NIGHTTIME.