Thursday, July 22, 2010

Brian: Tropical storm warning Bonita Beach southward... Bonnie likely later today...

A tropical storm warning is in effect from Bonita Beach south through Collier County as Tropical Depression 2, soon to be Bonnie, approaches south Florida and the Keys. A Hurricane Hunter plane is currently en route to TD2 and I expect (based on satellite) them to find tropical storm force wind in the storm.. certainly through the northern half of the storm. As far as what to expect in southwest Florida, here's our forecast:
  • Wind: Sustained 15-20 mph, gusts to near tropical storm force across Collier County
  • Tides: Below normal for the Gulf beaches, above normal for the Bays
  • Rain: 1-3", locally higher amounts in Collier County
We'll keep you updated both here and on WINK/6TV!

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