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Tropical Storm Fred threatens Alabama Gulf Coast, Florida Panhandle



[LAUGHS] BURT REYNOLDS, THAT IS. LET’S TALK ABOUT FRED. THE CONE IS IN CENTRAL ALABAMA. THE TIMELINES I IMPORTANT. MONDAY, 24 HOURS FROM NOW, ALL EYES OF COURSE ON THE GULF, SO LET’S TALK ABO THEUT IMPACT. THIS IS WHERE IT IS ALL GOING TO BEGIN. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A HOLDOUT OF HEAT WE WILL CRANKUT O SOME THUNDER SHOWERS, 4:00 IN THE AFTERNOON. IT WILL BE SCATTERED, NOT VERY ORGANIZED,UT B THERE IS A STALLED FRONT TO OUR NORTH, AND I DO THINK THAT WILL BE A COAST — FOCAL POINT FOR SOME SHOWERS AND MAYBE EVEN THUNDERSHOWERS. AFTER THAT, 10:00 P.M. TONIGHT, DON’T BE SURPRISED IF YOU WAKE UP ON MOAYND MORNING, AND YOU VEHA GOT YOURSELF A GOOD RAIN SOAKER THROUGH ABOUT, I WOULD SAY, 4:00, FIVE UP IN THE MORNING. BUT THEN ALL — 5:00 IN THE MORNING. BUT THEN ALL EYES BECOME FRIGHTENED. LOOKING AT THIS ANIMATION– FRED. LOOKING AT THIS ANIMAONTI COME A LOOK LEIK EARLY MONDAY AFTERNOON, EARLY MONDAY EVENING, BUT THIS ENTIRE — CHECK THIS OUT. THIS IS SOME OF THE RAIN MOVING TOIN DOCTEN ROUGHLY AROUND 10:00 A.M., BUT THE RAIN BANDS STILL EXTEND INTO TAMPA, FLORIDA AND FORT MYERS, SO WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A PRETTY BROAD WEATHER SYEMST HERE. MACON, SAVANNAH WELL AHEAD OF THE CENTER OF CIRCULATION. EVENF O THE EYELLWA WILL BE MAKING LANDFALL ALONG THE GULF COAST, RAIN WILL ALREADY BE INCENTRAL ALABAMA AND IN CENTRAL GEORGIA. BUT WITH EACH FORECAST MODEL RUN, WE CONTINUE TO SEE EAST ALABAMA SEEING A WLEHO LOT MORE THIS — PRATTVILLE, AREAS OF MONTGOMERY, WATCH OUT FOR THE TORNADO THREAT, TOO. ANYBYOD WITH ANY INTERT,ES STUDENTS, TROY UNIVERSYIT, MOVING INTO AREAOFS COLUMBUS, GEORGIA AND FORT BENNING, THE ACTUAL OUTLOOK FOR SEVERE WEATHER, THESE IMPACTS ARE DIRECTLY FROM FRED. SO EVEN THOUGH IT IS ON THE LOW END OF THIS TL,AI THEY ARE GOING TO CHANGE THIS, UPDATE IT. EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE UPDATED A LOT MORE FREQUENTLY AS THIS WEATHER SYSTEM MAKES LANDFALL. SOLD THE BULK OF THE RAIN BEING ONHE T EAST SIDE OF THE STORM, WE HAVE ALSO GOT GRACE TO TALK ABOUT IT WE CANNOT RULE OUT WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN WITH GRACE, BECAUSE I THINK GRACE IS GOING TO BE AIG B RAINMAKER FOR AREAS ALONG THE GULF COAST BELIEVE IT OR NOT, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE SOME WEATHER BEHIND FRED THAT STARTS TO PUSH EVERYTHING MORE TOWARD THE EAST. SO LOOK AT THIS CONE OF UNCERTAINTY HERE. IT IS QUITE VAST. THE CONE ALMOST ENCOMPASSES THE ENTIRE GULOF MEXICO, AND THAT LAST ANIMATION IS 1:00 IN THE MORNING ON FRIDAY MORNING, SO THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING. SO I TNKHI THE LIKELIHDOO OF THIS BEING ACCURATE, WHERE THE EYEWALL COULD GET ANYWHERE FROM FLORIDA TO CANCUN, I THINK THERE STILL IS A WHOLE LOT MORE DAYS AHILL IS A WHOLE LOT MORE DAYS EAD UNTIL WE CAN N

Tropical Storm Fred threatens Alabama Gulf Coast, Florida Panhandle

Fred has become better organized early Sunday morning in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and is now a tropical storm once again. As Fred nears the northern Gulf Coast, rain will increase later tonight and on Monday across the Florida Panhandle then across the interior of the Southeast including Alabama Tuesday as the storm moves inland.

Fred has redeveloped into a tropical storm and is expected to continue strengthening as it heads for the Florida Panhandle. The official track has been shifted a bit to the east. Watch the latest WVTM 13 Weather forecast video above. Scroll down to see the latest tropical forecast models, graphics and National Hurricane Center discussion.

As Fred nears the Gulf Coast, rain will increase Sunday night and on Monday across the Florida Panhandle then across parts of the Southeast including Alabama. Wind gusts of 40-50 mph may extend into far southern Alabama. Winds should rapidly diminish after Fred makes landfall. A tornado or two will be possible Sunday into early Monday in coastal areas of the Panhandle. The main impacts from Fred for central Alabama will come Tuesday in the form of heavy rain and gusty winds.

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Fred Forecast Track

Fred is moving toward the north-northwest near 12 mph, and this motion should continue through tonight. A turn toward the north is expected on Monday.

Fred Forecast Track

The center of Fred should move across the eastern and northern Gulf of Mexico through Monday, then make landfall in the western Florida Panhandle Monday afternoon or Monday night before moving inland over Alabama.

Tropical Satellite

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is expected until landfall, while Fred is expected to weaken quickly after moving inland.

Tropical Storm Watches/Warnings

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Coast of the Florida Panhandle from Navarre to the Wakulla/Jefferson County line. A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for the Coast of the Florida Panhandle from Indian Pass to Steinhatchee River. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Coast of the Florida Panhandle from the Alabama/Florida border to Navarre.

Tropical Rainfall Totals

The Florida Big Bend and Panhandle could see 4 to 8 inches of rain with Fred, with isolated maximum storm totals of 12 inches. In portions of southern Alabama, 3 to 6 inches of rain with isolated max storm totals of 9 inches are expected due to the combination of Fred and a preceding frontal boundary. Areal, urban, small stream and river flooding impacts are possible in the aforementioned areas.

Tropical Storm Grace

Grace will move over Hispaniola on Monday, near or over eastern Cuba on Tuesday, and near or over west-central Cuba on Wednesday.

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