Tropical Storm Debby changes directions
Jennifer Lee Preyss
June 24, 2012 at 1:24 a.m.
Updated June 25, 2012 at 1:25 a.m.
Tropical Storm Debby has changed directions and as of Sunday night, is heading toward the Florida panhandle.
Meteorologist Douglas Vogelsang, of the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi, said the storm will have no effect on the Crossroads.
"We're not getting any of it. We're going to be hot and humid for the next few days, with near-record, or record-breaking temperatures," he said. "It was either going to go toward us, or toward Florida, but it never did make that change to go west."
As of 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Debby was south of Pensacola and west of Tampa. It is expected to go inland near Apalachicola by late morning, or noon on Friday, Vogelsang said.
Temperatures in the Crossroads are expected to hit 99 degrees on Monday and hit about the century mark on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Sunday's high temperature of 98 degrees tied the 2009 record high, Vogelsang said.