A strengthening fast-moving front poses a growing risk for tornadoes in the Florida panhandle this evening, then to a lesser degree in parts of North Florida overnight. In addition to the chance of a tornado or two, a squall line of thunderstorms could also produce wind damage and small hail when it arrives. A Tornado Watch was issued at noon for the western half of the Florida panhandle until 9 pm Monday evening. Another watch is likely to be issued for areas further east later in the overnight hours. The front and corresponding line of showers and thunderstorms will exit the state quickly Tuesday morning.



Timing of the Risk


This is what the radar looked like on the Florida Storms mobile app at 2:30 pm today.

Radar snapshot from @FloridaStorms mobile app. Multiple tornado warnings to west, several marine warnings over Gulf. pic.twitter.com/CkbM0HIwwA

— Jeff Huffman (@HuffmanHeadsUp) February 15, 2016


Here's an animation of what future radar might look like...



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