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5PM Update 8/12:

Fred is still a Tropical Depression.

ABC Action News Chief Meteorologist Denis Phillips gave his thoughts on Fred earlier today on his Facebook page:
“I think we’ll be dodging showers on Saturday night, but most of the rain will be on Sunday, so the Bucs game SHOULD be ok. (Of course, our late-day storms are way stronger than Fred, so there’s that.”

QUICK thoughts on Fred.1. The forecast is coming together. Fred is weak, and will likely stay pretty weak. The...

Posted by Denis Phillips on Thursday, August 12, 2021

In addition to Fred, we may have another weather system to keep an eye on for next week…


11a update 8/12:

Tropical Depression Fred Tampa Thursday 11a update shows not much has changed.

Fred is very unorganized with winds only at 35 MPH moving WNW at 14 MPH.

ABC Action News Chief Meteorologist Denis Phillips says not to worry. Remember his Rule #7 to not freak out until he does.

The consensus seems to be that the Tampa Bay area will feel some impacts late Saturday through Sunday. Tropical storm watches could be issued for areas in the Keys and South Florida later today.

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