Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will be experiencing hazardous weather conditions through this evening, according to the National Weather Service.
Both counties are under a flood watch until 9 p.m. Periods of heavy rainfall are expected throughout the day and into the evening. An additional 1.5 to 3 inches of rain is possible.
Ground conditions have become saturated in the watch area, so additional rain tonight brings the potential for flooding issues, mainly in low-lying areas subject to poor drainage as well as urban areas. Smaller creeks and streams will also be susceptible to flooding, and isolated flash flooding is possible.
There is a marginal risk of severe storms over the entire area. The threat is minimal, but a few stronger storms could produce localized damaging wind gusts, especially through mid-afternoon.
Patchy fog can develop overnight, lowering visibility to between 1 and 3 miles Monday morning. Fog could become locally dense in some areas near the coast with restrictions to visibility lowering to a half-mile or less, making for hazardous driving conditions.
There is a moderate risk of rip currents along the Alabama and Northwest Florida beaches through tonight. Entering the water could be hazardous due to rough surf and rip currents, according to the NWS.
There is a 50 percent chance of showers on Monday. Patchy fog can be expected before 8 a.m., otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 68. Winds will be out of the north at around 5 mph.
On Monday night, there is a 30 percent chance of showers. It will be cloudy, with a low around 59.
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