NHC warns of tropical storm weather moving toward Decatur County

Published 12:08 pm Monday, May 21, 2018

The National Hurricane Center has issued a special Tropical Weather Outlook for an area of disturbed weather in the Caribbean that will move into the central or eastern Gulf of Mexico later this week, Decatur-Grady Emergency Communications reported in an email this morning.

Although no development is expected for the next few days, there is a 20 percent chance of tropical development later in the week. Regardless of whether or not this area of low pressure develops into a tropical system, the tristate area will be in a very wet pattern for the next week. Expect average rainfall totals of three to seven inches to accumulate through next Sunday night, the email said.

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Decatur-Grady Emergency Communications and The Post-Searchlight will keep you posted on any updates regarding this system.

If you have any questions, please call the National Weather Service in Tallahassee at (850) 942-8833 (option 9) or Decatur County Emergency Communications (229) 248-3860.