Florida Division of Emergency Management officials are urging residents and visitors in the Western Florida Panhandle to remain vigilant near local rivers and use caution on area roadways as a storm system impacts the area today and Monday. The Flash Flood Watch was issued for Escambia, Okaloosa, and Santa Rosa counties through Monday afternoon.
“A strong cold front is approaching the Western Florida Panhandle and will bring showers and scattered thunderstorms today and tomorrow,” said State Meteorologist Amy Godsey. “Periods of heavy rains are expected this evening through Monday afternoon with projected rainfall totals of two to four inches.”
In addition, isolated occurrences of severe weather will be possible with any strong thunderstorms that develop. A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Residents should monitor forecasts and be alert for possible flooding conditions.