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Serious Storms Crossing The State Tuesday Night, Wednesday

Feb 23, 2016

A vigorous front will sweep across Florida Tuesday night and Wednesday, triggering numerous thunderstorms capable of producing wind damage and even a few tornadoes.

The risk of severe weather is highest in the Florida Panhandle Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, and it will then spread south and east during the day Wednesday.  The front will weaken and exit South Florida Wednesday evening.

An outbreak of tornadoes is expected in parts of Louisiana, southern Mississippi and Alabama this afternoon. Some of the tornadoes could be long-lived and strong. This risk will spread east into the western sections of the Florida panhandle between 4 and 10 p.m. this evening.

The line of thunderstorms moving through the panhandle overnight will weaken some as it approaches North Florida Wednesday morning.

This risk spreads quickly southeast toward the I-4 corridor and includes the Tampa and Orlando metro areas by midday Wednesday. A low risk of severe weather will also continue with the line as it moves through South Florida Wednesday afternoon.