Weather service announces several advisories for NW Florida

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Severe thunderstorms remain in the forecast, currently forecast for a 40 to 80 percent chance after 1 p.m. Sunday.

By Staff Report

The National Weather Service released several advisories Saturday for areas across Northwest Florida and updated the threat of severe thunderstorms in the region, beginning on Sunday afternoon.

Severe thunderstorms remain in the forecast, currently forecast for a 40 to 80 percent chance after 1 p.m. Sunday. After the thunderstorm system leaves the region, high winds and heavy rain are possible through the evening hours. The current forecast also calls for a 50 percent chance of another round of thunderstorms through 4 p.m. Monday.

NWS noted that with this storm system approaching the region from the west, damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes will be possible. The current prediction is the worst weather will be near Mobile. Follow nwfdailynews.com for updates on this system Sunday morning.

Rip Current Risk

Time period: Until 1 a.m. Monday.

A long period of onshore swell and moderate to strong onshore flow will help maintain a high risk for dangerous rip currents on Gulf beaches from Baldwin County in Alabama across Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties.

NWS stated that the surf is dangerous for all levels of swimmers, so please stay near lifeguards and observe beach flags.

Coastal Flood Advisory

Time period: Until 4 a.m. Monday

Due to the long period of onshore swell and flow, the greatest threat for minor coastal flooding will occur over low areas along the shore during afternoon high tides.

High Surf Advisory

Time period: Until 6 a.m. Monday.

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches, producing localized beach erosion and dangerous swimming conditions.

As previously mentioned, NWS stated that the surf is dangerous for all levels of swimmers, so please stay near lifeguards and observe beach flags.

Wind Advisory

Time period: Until midnight Sunday.

Strong southerly winds will run between 15 to 25 mph with frequent gusts around 35 mph.

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 25 to 39 mph or frequent gusts of 30 to 39 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

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