The first tropical disturbance of the 2022 hurricane season formed Sunday afternoon in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
The system moved onshore about 15 miles west-northwest of Pensacola Sunday night, according to the National Hurricane Center.
While further development is not expected, the system is forecast to bring disorganized thunderstorms and gusty winds across portions of the Panhandle and southern Alabama, which will then spread northeast across the southeastern U.S. over the next day or so.
WeatherTiger prediction:Since 2017, a ludicrous 101 named storms have formed. Expect more this hurricane season
The forecast today for Pensacola includes an 80 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms. Winds will be out of the south at 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Rain chances are slightly lower for Fort Walton Beach, 60%, and Panama City, 70%. Expect winds around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph around Fort Walton Beach, and around 15 mph in Panama City.
Weather radar shows storms moving through Florida Panhandle, Georgia
The 2022 hurricane season doesn’t officially begin until June 1, but storms can form any time.
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