The National Hurricane Center named the disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico Tropical Storm Mindy at 4 PM Wednesday. It made landfall around 8:15 PM: the third tropical cyclone to hit Florida’s Gulf Coast this year. The system is now a depression heading toward the Atlantic.
The National Hurricane Center named Tropical Storm Mindy Wednesday afternoon.
It made landfall with some wind gusts close to 60 MPH.
The over-all weather forecast for the Alabama-Florida coastline has not changed much with the naming of Mindy: rough surf, a higher rip current risk, and a lot of blustery, wet weather.
A cold front sweeps Mindy eastward across Florida into the Atlantic on Thursday: drier air and calmer weather to follow as far south as the beach.