UPDATE: NWS says tornado watch will remain in effect until 6 p.m.

The National Weather Service says a tornado watch will remain in effect until 6 p.m. CST/7 p.m. EST.

Included in this watch are: Gadsden, Liberty, Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Walton, and Washington counties, as well as Decatur and Seminole counties in Southwest Georgia.

This Includes The Cities Of Abe Springs, Alpine Heights, Argyle, Ausmac, Bainbridge, Bennett, Blountstown, Browntown, Cairo, Callaway, Center Ridge, Chattahoochee, Chipley, Chipley Municipal Airport, Clarksville, Cluster Springs, Crystal Lake, Dalkeith, Davis Park, De Funiak Spring Airport, De Funiak Springs, Decatur Co A/P, Donaldsonville A/P, Donalsonville, Durham, Econfina, Eucheeanna, Fairchild, Five Points, Frink, Graceville, Hanover, Hardin Heights, Honeyville, Howard Creek, Little Hope, Littman, Lynn, Lynn Haven, Malone, Marianna, Marysville, Nixon, Oak Grove, Odena, Orange Hill, Panama City, Poplar Head, Port St. Joe, Quincy, Quincy Airport, Richter Crossroads, Riverturn, Santa Clara, Scotts Ferry, Seminole State Park, Simsville, Sneads, Steinham Store, Sweetwater, West Bainbridge, Wetumpka, Wewahitchka, and White City.

Meet the Editor

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper NonDoc.com during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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