The weather advisory begins at 1 p.m. Monday and lasts through 6 a.m. Wednesday.

The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch early Monday morning as a storm system heads toward Northwest Florida, with its expected arrival this afternoon and lasting through Tuesday night.

The weather advisory begins at 1 p.m. Monday and extends through 6 a.m. Wednesday.

According to NWS, multiple rounds of heavy rain are expected across the entire area through midweek. The bulk of the rain is expected to impact the area beginning this afternoon and lasting through Tuesday night.

Rainfall totals of 2 to 5 inches are expected with locally higher amounts possible in addition to the 2.5 to 4 inches already received this weekend. This additional rainfall will likely exacerbate the already saturated ground across the region, which may lead to flash flooding.

NWS also noted that isolated strong to severe storms are possible from the approaching system, mainly closer to the coast and south over unprotected waters. Damaging winds, waterspouts south of the coast and a tornado or two are possible Monday afternoon into tonight.

Looking ahead to Tuesday, the NWS forecast states isolated strong to severe storms are again possible south of Interstate 65, with damaging winds the primary threat.

NWS added that activation of SkyWarn Severe Storm Spotter networks may be needed tonight through Tuesday night, mainly for flooding.

The weather service also issued a rip current statement, noting dangerous conditions in the Gulf of Mexico through 7 p.m. Wednesday. On Sunday, 10 people were rescued from the dangerous water conditions in Navarre.

In the rip current advisory, NWS said that winds and swell will settle Monday during the daytime but rebuild overnight as an upper system passes over the area. Another system on Tuesday will maintain the moderate to strong onshore flow.

Following is the current extended forecast from NWS:

Monday: Scattered showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night: Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 74. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 78. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Tuesday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 10 p.m. Mostly clear, with a low around 63. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 80. West wind around 10 mph.