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Still a Tropical Depression - Still Headed Towards Florida - Not a Tropical Storm, Yet...


Topical Storm Warnings are now posted. Effects to be felt in Florida as early as tomorrow afternoon.

The National Hurricane Center has not upgraded Depression #3. But it still headed towards the Florida peninsula.

The 5:00 PM update puts Colin 465 miles southwest of Tampa in the western Gulf of Mexico. Colin has sustained winds of 35 miles per hour and is traveling north at 12 miles per hour.

Fullscreen capture 652016 50700 PM.bmpColin is expected to bring heavy rains to the Florida peninsula. The official track shows it making landfall well north of Tampa but the rain impact is predicted to be wide-spread.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from Indian Pass to Englewood. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within 24 hours.

The depression is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches with isolated maximum totals of 8 inches possible across the northeastern Yucatan peninsula, western Cuba, and Florida.

Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the coast within the warning area by Monday afternoon.

A few tornadoes are possible on Monday across portions of Florida and far southern Georgia.



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