NWSMobile reports: While Tropical Storm Harvey is forecast to move northwest to the Texas Gulf coast and be well away from the local area, there will be local impacts. Increased long period swell emanating out from the storm brings an increasing risk of rip currents starting on Friday and lasting through at least the weekend for coastal Alabama and northwest Florida beaches. There is also the potential for heavy rain and severe weather next week, but this will be highly dependent on the eventual track of Harvey. Stay tuned.