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.
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.
A Tornado Watch is in effect across southern and central Florida and the Florida Keys through 7 p.m. EST this evening.
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.
Heavy rain is expected across northern Florida, the Southeast and the Carolinas, where 1 to 2 inches of rain are expected today and Friday.
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
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The WeatherBug – Earth Networks Team