Onshore winds over the next week threaten to make the white sands around Pensacola as thick with oil as the coastal marshes of Louisiana.
If that happens, then BP will be going up against other wealthy interests, and will pay a much steeper price than what they have up to this point. Oiled turtles and pelicans upset people, but in the United States money matters. The fishermen and wildlife don't have money or influence, but tourist-related business interests in Florida definitely do.
NOAA has been doing an excellent job in forecasting and tracking the oil spill. Thankfully they have not yet been privatized and turned over to a private operation more intent on sensationalism and user fees.
NOAA Oil Spill Forecasts 1