The timing and forecast track for Debby is still uncertain. Both GFS and ECMWF Models are coming into better agreement at this time in keeping Debby Stationary, or nearly so for the next day or so. [ See also: Sunday, June 24, 2012 – Tropical Storm #Debby – Track has changed considerably ]
At this time Debby remains Stalled / Stationary this morning and has been for some time now. Currently winds associated with Debby are 50mph sustained, down from our earlier report of 60mph. Debby is currently located about 90 miles south/southwest of Apalachicola Florida [ 28.6N 85.8W ], and minimum central pressure is 993mb.
This morning appears to be a lull with Debby. Later today Debby may undergo some regeneration associated with convection and may re-intensify. During this time winds with Debby will once again ‘increase’. Due to the environment at hand, we can expect more severe weather in the form of thunderstorms and Tornadoes. 20 Tornadoes were reported yesterday, and 5 Saturday on the Florida Peninsula. Also compounding this will be ‘flash flooding’ and ‘flooding’ from heavy rains which will fall over the same areas associated with rainbands, and coastal flooding due to ‘storm surge’.
At this time there is a ‘Tropical Storm Warning’ from the Mississippi / Alabama state line east through the Florida Big Bend and South to around Boca Grande and Charlotte Harbor.
A ‘Tornado Watch’ for Northern and Central Florida and adjacent Coastal Waters until 2:00 Pm EDT. This watch will likely be extend sometime later today.
A ‘Flood Watch’ for portions of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia through Tuesday Morning and ‘Flood Warnings’ for various areas in Florida and Georgia.
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