Severe Storms Threaten Florida, Possible Tornado

Florida, along with the rest of the Southeast and the Gulf Coast, is having a soggy, stormy Thursday. Severe thunderstorms will continue to roar across southern and central Florida today with heavy rain and lightning. But those aren’t the biggest threats.

Credit: WeatherBug

Credit: WeatherBug

The biggest threat with today’s storms will be damaging wind gusts that may exceed 60 mph, along with isolated large hail. In addition, twisting winds in the lower levels of the atmosphere will bring the threat for an isolated tornado or two.

WeatherBug StreamerRT monitoring lightning activity in Florida.

WeatherBug’s StreamerRT monitoring lightning activity in Florida.

A Tornado Watch is in effect across southern and central Florida and the Florida Keys through 7 p.m. EST this evening.

WeatherBug Live Cam in Boca Raton, FL (note, this is a live image and will change with time)

The storms are expected to weaken as they continue into early Friday morning. The cities most at risk to see severe weather today will include Miami, Tampa and Orlando, FL.

WeatherBug Live Cam in Clearwater Beach, FL (note, this is a live image and will change with time)

Heavy rain is expected across northern Florida, the Southeast and the Carolinas, where 1 to 2 inches of rain are expected today and Friday.

WeatherBug Live Cam in Fort Myers, FL (note, this is a live image and will change with time)

This includes the Tallahassee and Jacksonville areas, with up to 2.5 inches of rain near Gainesville, FL. Get the full weather breakdown from WeatherBug Meteorologists

WeatherBug Live Cam in Destin, FL (note, this is a live image and will change with time)

Be sure to download WeatherBug w/ Spark on your iPhone, iPad and Android devices to stay safer during this thunderstorm.

Be Prepared. Know Before™.

The WeatherBug – Earth Networks Team

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