Severe weather in Florida: strong storms are possible this week

Severe storms moved through the Deep South and northern Florida. This line of storms is heading towards the Tampa area tonight through tonight.

TAMPA, Fla. – A powerful storm system produced several days of severe weather with tornadoes and damaging winds in the Deep South. Although this line of storms is expected to weaken as it approaches, we will still see the possibility of an isolated severe storm.

The highest risk will head towards the Nature Coast tonight.

Storm Reports 🌪

Unfortunately, this storm system has become deadly. Earlier this morning, a tornado touched down in the Florida Panhandle, killing two.

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On Wednesday alone, there were nearly 250 reports of damaging winds and more than 30 reports of tornadoes.

The moment ⏰

Most of the day will be dry, but it will be cool and warm. Winds will blow over 35 mph from the south.

A line of storms will begin to move towards the Wilderness Coast around sunset. Between 5 p.m. and midnight, there will be our greatest risk of an isolated severe thunderstorm. North Tampa in the Nature Coast will be the main area of ​​concern.

Showers and storms will move into Tampa and St. Petersburg around 8-11 p.m. Storms will have heavy showers and gusty winds.

The front will slow down as it moves through the area. This will keep the chance of a few scattered showers on Friday morning. This activity should push south giving us a drier Friday afternoon.

Threats 🌪️

The Storm Prediction Center placed most of the area at marginal risk – a level one in five – of severe weather on Thursday night.

Compared to the Deep South, our severe risk is much lower, but gusts of wind and an isolated waterspout or tornado cannot be ruled out.

Thunderstorms embedded in the squall line will be able to produce heavy rain in a short time, causing buildup on roads and low-lying areas.

Dale D. Schrum