Tropical Storm Bonnie Update

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tropical Storm Bonnie is now about 205 miles south of the Mississippi River and accelerating northeastward.

It has winds of 65 miles an hour and could become a hurricane tonight. It's heading toward the northeast at 12 miles.

It's expected to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle tomorrow morning. Reconnaissance aircraft say a small eye may be forming.

The National Hurricane Center says a hurricane warning might be required for portions of the Florida Panhandle and northwestern Florida from the Alabama-Florida border to the Suwanee River.

The storm's advancing at 12 miles per hour.

Recent heavy rainfall over the Florida Panhandle has saturated
the ground. Additional rainfall accumulations of 4 to 6 inches can
be expected with isolated higher amounts.

Bonnie centered at 26.2 north latitude, 89.5 west longitude.

August 11th updated 1:39 PM


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