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Tropical Storm Debby could dump another foot of Rain on Florida

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Already deluged by a stubborn cyclone that wouldn't move, northern Florida could get another 6 to 12 inches of rain over the next two days as Tropical Storm Debby hovers in the northern Gulf of Mexico. The storm could also produce isolated tornadoes across Florida on Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center said. As of Tuesday morning, Debby was centered about 90 miles west of Cedar Key, Florida, the weather agency said. The sprawling storm was creeping east at 4 mph, packing maximum sustained winds of 45 mph along the way. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the Gulf coast of Florida from Mexico Beach to Englewood. The center of Debby will move over northern Florida in the next day or two, the hurricane center said Tuesday. "Isolated storm total amounts of 25 inches are possible in north Florida," the weather agency said. In addition to drenching northern Florida, Debby is expected leave an additional 4 to 8 inches of rain across central Florida and far southeastern Georgia as well as 3 to 5 inches in southern Florida and far southeastern South Carolina.