Fay is expected to hug the northern gulf coast along the Florida pan handle toward Mobile Bay throughout the weekend. There is a slight possibility that she may re-emerge into the Gulf and the come ashore one more time in southern Alabama. Technically this would be a 5th landfall but as close as Fay is to the coast, there is no potential for her to gain any strength or to generate any storm surge.
STEINHATCHEE, Fla. — Tropical Storm Fay's path Saturday crossing the Florida Panhandle vaulted the stubborn weather system into the record books.
The tropical storm crossed over the central Florida Panhandle at 5 a.m., the first in recorded history to hit the state with such intensity four different times.
The center of the storm was reported to be over the Florida panhandle about 15 miles north-northeast of Apalachicola, Fla., according to the National Weather Service's National Hurricane Center.
Fay was expected to be near or over the western Florida Panhandle's coast Saturday and near or over the coast of Mississippi and Alabama on Sunday, the center said
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