Update: 12:26pm 6-26-12 Tropical Storm Debbie continues to slowly weaken as it moves slowly across the Gulf of Mexico towards Central Florida. The newest projected path has been posted above.
Here's the latest from the NHC: Location: 28.9°N 84.2°W Moving: E at 3 mph Min pressure: 993 mb Max sustained: 40 mph
Forecasters continue to caution people from Tampa, Orlando, Daytona, Lake City and Jacksonville that heavy rains will cross their areas throughout today and tomorrow as Debbie has been a very slow moving event. Flood advisories and warning continue to be posted by the National Weather Service for Pasco, Hernando, Marion, Flagler, and St John's counties.
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Tropical Storm Debbie has continued to move very slowly and become mostly a rain maker, which is good for Florida and Southern Georgia which have been in a drought for a few years and experienced a record number of wildfires this year.
The latest update on Debbie from the NHC: Location: 29.0°N 84.5°W Moving: E at 3 mph Min pressure: 991 mb Max sustained: 45 mph
For much of the Tampa and Orlando area there has been widespread flooding and downed trees a long with sporadic tornadoes, but today most of that will be gone except for Pasco, Hernando Citrus and Marion counties who are still under a Tropical Storm warning.
Several bridges across the area have been closed due to flooding in the Tampa Bay area, although the Courtney Campbell causeway and I-275 (Howard Franklin Bridge) have reopened. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge remains closed.