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UPDATE: Navarre under flash flood warning, more heavy rain expected

About 2 to 4 inches of rain have already fallen across southern Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties and an additional 1-inches is possible, according to the National Weather Service's flash flood warning issued at 8:20 a.m. Monday morning.

There are already reports of standing water on roadways including State Road 87.

"We've got a lot of heavy standing water all the way up 87," a dispatcher reported over the public safety scanner. "Slow down. Use caution."

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Brace for wind and rain as nameless storm nears coast

As Potential Tropical Cyclone Three nears the Gulf Coast, the chances of it becoming a named tropical storm diminish. According to local officials, the weather mass has the wind speed consistent with a tropical storm, but still lacks a defined center.

It will still have powerful local impacts though, primarily in terms of heavy rainfall, flash flooding and strong local wind gusts. The Gulf of Mexico remains closed to beachgoers with high surf and rip currents. Tattered double red flags flew Friday, as surfers ventured out to ride the waves.

The worst of the weather is expected overnight from Friday into Saturday.

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