Or those in the Panhandle area at least. Stay safe, my friends.
A tropical depression churning toward the Florida Panhandle on Sunday picked up strength to become Tropical Storm Claudette, the National Hurricane Center said. The depression’s surface winds reached 40 mph shortly after noon ET, raising it to tropical storm status, the center said.
At 11 a.m. ET, the center of the storm was about 75 miles south-southeast of Apalachicola, Florida, and about 200 miles from Pensacola, the center said. It was moving at about 14 mph, putting it on course to hit land by Sunday evening.
Tropical storm warnings were in effect from the Alabama-Florida border east to the Suwannee River. A tropical storm warning means that weather conditions will deteriorate in the next 24 hours.
I hope this does not strengthen.