Fay's Possible Effect on North Central Florida
As of the 8 am advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Fay has maximum sustained winds near 60 mph with higher gusts. The center of Tropical Storm Fay was located near 23.2 North, 81.2 West. It is about 100 miles SSE of Key West, Florida. Fay is moving NNW near 12 mph and will approach the Florida Keys today. Fay could strenghten within the next 24 hours.
North Central Florida is located within the forecast cone of Fay. The direct effects from Fay will likely be felt
here later Tuesday and Wednesday. If this happens, Fay will bring very heavy amounts of rainfall (3-6 inches),which could lead to flooding, as well as tropical storm to hurricane force winds and isolated tornadoes. The storm surge from Fay could also effect our western coastal counties. Now is the time for you and your family to prepare. Make sure you update your hurricane kit and have a plan of action just to be safe. Your WCJB weather team will keep you updated on the latest.
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