Is there a storm coming?

Published 12:11 am Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The storm system developing in the southeast of the Gulf of Mexico has become a tropical depression, according to the Escambia County Emergency Management Agency.

EMA Director David Adams said the storm is following the track the National Weather Service indicated it would follow.

“It’s turned north-northwest,” Adams said. “It looks like it’s going to hook, and it’s still a tropical depression.”

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Adams said he didn’t want to rule the area out as being affected by the storm.

“The only impact would be coastal rip currents, unless it changes,” he said.

If the tropical depression follows the same track, then it will turn north, then northeast and make landfall somewhere in the Big Bend area of Florida.

Adams said the weather service has not indicated any substantial rainfall in our area due to the storm.

“We’re at the time of year where afternoon thunder showers are not uncommon,” he said.