A Tropical Storm Warning has been extended into the western Florida Panhandle from the Okaloosa-Walton county line and points west. The warning area includes Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Pensacola. Potential Tropical Cyclone 3 is forecast to become a tropical storm later today and make landfall along the Louisiana coast early Saturday morning. The strongest winds and heaviest rain will extend well east of the center. Tropical storm force winds are likely along the coastal areas of Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa counties, especially in gusts. Those gusts may reach 50 mph in a few places, resulting in the possibility of sporadic, brief power outages late Friday night into Saturday.