More of Florida added to Tropical Storm Debby Watch
The National Weather Service has extended the warning area for Tropical Storm Debby down the west coast to Englewood in Sarasota County and changed the forecast track.
The official forecast at 5 p.m. EDT has Debby westward, meandering in the northeastern Gulf for three to four days.
The storm is expected to dump 5-to-10 inches of rain on the Panhandle.
At 5 p.m., the warning stood from the Mississippi-Alabama border to the Suwannee River in Florida’s Panhandle as the storm was located in the northeast Gulf near latitude 28.4 north, longitude 85.8 west.
The storm was moving northeast near 3 mph with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph.
Some slight strengthening is possible in the next 48 hours.
Because of the warning, a mandatory evacuation was issued Sunday evening for St. George Island and Alligator Point.
The watch, which means tropical storm conditions are likely later today, was shifted to include the west coast of Florida.