As of the 11am advisory Sunday, the National Hurricane Center says the tropical disturbance in the southern Gulf of Mexico has strengthened into a tropical depression.
A *TROPICAL STORM WARNING* has been issued from Indian Pass to Englewood.
Conditions will be favorable for further strengthening and organization throughout the day Sunday with an upgrade to Tropical Storm Colin likely before it reaches the Florida coast.
Winds with this system are sustained at 35 mph as it moves north at 8 mph.
Hurricane Hunters are schedule to further investigate the intensity of this system Sunday afternoon.
The latest forecast track takes the center of the storm north and east towards the Big Bend of Florida. However, Southwest Floridians should expect some impacts as it tracks across the state, mainly in the form of heavy rain, localized flooding, strong wind gusts, dangerous marine conditions and possibly some isolated severe storms capable of producing tornados on Monday. Expect periods of showers and storms to overspread the region by early Monday. Rainfall could total 3-5 inches, with locally higher amounts possible by Tuesday. Wind gusts of 30 mph or more can also be expected Monday.
The storm system will exit the region in northeast Florida by late Tuesday.
Note there is still some uncertainty with the intensity and track forecast with this system. Be sure to check back in regularly for updates and tune in to Fox 4 News at 10 for the very latest.