By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The center of Tropical Storm Mindy is moving along coast of Apalachee Bay.

As of the 11 p.m. Wednesday advisory, the storm was located 35 miles east-northeast of Apalachicola, Florida.

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Mindy is moving toward the northeast near 20 mph and an east-northeastward to eastward motion is expected to continue over the next few days.

On the forecast track, the center of Mindy is expected to move along the coastline of Apalachee Bay for the next few hours, then move across the northern Florida Peninsula and southeastern Georgia into the Atlantic by tomorrow morning.

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts.

Gradual weakening is expected as Mindy moves over land and into an area of unfavorable upper-level winds.

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Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles mainly to the southeast of the center.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Indian Pass to Steinhatchee River, Florida.

Mindy is expected to produce storm total rainfall of 2 to 4 inches with maximum amounts of 6 inches across the Florida Panhandle into southern portions of Georgia and South Carolina through Thursday morning. This rainfall may produce isolated to scattered flash, urban, and small stream flooding.

Tropical storm conditions are expected to reach the coast within the warning area later Wednesday evening.

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A few isolated tornadoes are possible over portions of the Florida Panhandle this evening into Thursday morning.

CBSMiami.com Team