Monday was a beautiful day at the 8-mile Pensacola Beach in the Florida Panhandle, with mostly clear waters and sunshine but few crowds. Today’s forecast is the same, according to the Pensacola News Journal.
There were few signs of tar balls along the white sands, although some beaches do have "Oil Impact" signs posted.
Coast Guard Commander Joe Boudrow, in charge of Florida’s response to the BP spill, said the slick is now 89 miles from north Florida beaches and 300 miles from the Loop Current, which could carry the mess through the Florida Straits and up the state’s east coast, according to the Associated Press.
For the moment, Floridians are catching a break from tar balls and oil.
Although the well cap is holding, officials remained concerned about hurricane season. An area of heavy squalls near Puerto Rico could develop into tropical activity by the weekend, which could spell trouble later on for the Gulf.
The following are corrections from the report on Bay St. Louis, Miss.
For the record, Mississippi’s state slogan is "The Birthplace of American Music." Bay St. Louis, a bit west of Gulfport and Biloxi, is called "A Place Apart."
Both the Delta Blues Museum and the Ground Zero Blues Club (not Cafe) are in Clarksdale, in northwestern Mississippi, where Kappi Allen works for the Mississippi Tourism Bureau.
One of hundreds of markers describing historic sites along the Mississippi Blues Trail can be found in Biloxi, not Bay St. Louis.