Tropical Storm Debby continues to sit almost stationary in the Gulf of Mexico with its future path uncertain. The storm, with winds of 50 miles per hour, is located about 90 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola.
A tropical storm warning remains in effect from the Alabama-Florida border to the mouth of the Suwannee River including the following counties in Florida: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Gulf, and Franklin---all in the Panhandle. A tropical storm watch is in effect along much of Florida's west coast.
Debby, the season's fourth named storm, is expected to sit stationary over the next couple of days due to weak steering currents. Little, if any strengthening, is expected and some models suggest the storm may begin to suck in drier air and diminish.
The biggest threat from Tropical Storm Debbie is heavy rainfall---up to 15 inches is possible but unlikely along the Gulf coast. The amount of rain that will fall on the Dothan area is dependent upon the future path of the storm.