TS Fay expected to dump heavy rains on Atmore
Published 3:10 pm Wednesday, August 20, 2008
According to Escambia County EMA director David Adams, Tropical Storm Fay will have a slight impact on Atmore and Escambia County.
Adams reported Wednesday evening that Fay "may have some impact on our area after all."
Currently Tropical Storm Fay is located near Daytona Beach, Fla. and movement is to the north-northeast at 2 miles per hour (nearly stationary), according to Adams. Due to a strong high-pressure system over the Carolinas and a high-pressure ridge extending from that system to the southwest, Fay is expected to start tracking to the northwest and then to the west-northwest bringing her to south Alabama sometime Sunday.
Adams said Fay is expected to continue to lose strength as it passes over land and that the main threat for Escambia County should be heavy rains. Rains in the 3-to-6-inch range are expected between Saturday night and Sunday night.
"Some flash flooding may be possible and flooding of low lying areas may occur," Adams said. "If you live in these areas, please make plans now to be prepared for possible evacuation."
Please stay tuned to local radio and TV stations and your Weather Radio for updates and possible changes.
– Staff Reports