MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Debby continue to pound the panhandle and upper west coast of Florida Monday evening.
At 11 p.m. Monday, the storm was located 35 miles south of Apalachicola, Florida. The system’s maximum sustained winds were 45 mph and it was moving northeast at 2 miles per hour.READ MORE: Housing Crisis: County Mayors To Hold Roundtable On Skyrocketing Rents
Little change in strength is expected over the next day or so.
A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect from Destin to Englewood. The warning has been discontinued for Mexico Beach, Florida.
Debby is expected to increase speed as it moves to the northeast or east-northeast over the next couple of days.READ MORE: 'Ride Of Silence' To Raise Awareness For Cyclists Safety On The Road
In the Tampa Bay area, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and northbound lanes of Howard Frankland Bridge, are closed due to high winds and the potential for flooding.
Debby is a large tropical cyclone with tropical storm force winds extending outward up to 230 miles. The system is expected to produce 10 to 20 inches of rain over the northern and central Florida. Some areas could see up to 25 inches of rain.
Central Florida could see 5 to 10 inches of rain, with some areas getting up to 15 inches. Coastal southeastern Georgia and South Carolina could see from 5 to 15 inches of rain.
Isolated tornadoes are possible over portions of the eastern panhandle and southern Georgia.MORE NEWS: Deadly Hit & Run Near Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
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