110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
By Pat Andrews
posted Mar 17, 2014 - 1:25:09pm
At 12:45 p.m. today, Monday, March 17, the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for all of Central Florida, including Volusia County, and most of the Florida Peninsula, until 11 p.m.
A tornado watch means unsettled weather conditions make the formation of tornadoes very possible.
While bad weather is already moving into the area, severe storms are likely tonight, as low-pressure air moving across Florida from the Gulf pushes a cold front through.
A band of storms moving south and east into East Central Florida this afternoon is causing the current rain and thunder. Strong wind in the low and mid levels of the atmosphere will mix with warmer air ahead of it to produce the threat of strong-to-severe storms, including damaging winds and the possibility of small hail and frequent cloud-to-ground lightning, along with the threat of isolated tornadoes.
More storms are likely tonight.
Here are all the counties included in the tornado watch:
Brevard, Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Lucie, Sumter and Volusia.
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