ALERT: Severe Weather Risk Upgraded To Enhanced For Much of East Central Florida

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Tornado Watch in effect for Volusia and Lake

The National Weather Service has issued a statement that a storm threat will be highest this afternoon through tonight.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The National Weather Service has issued a statement that a storm threat will be highest this afternoon through tonight.

..Tornado Watch 261 in effect until 3 pm EDT this afternoon for
Volusia and Lake counties...

.THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
Brisk south to southwest winds will pull deep moisture into
central Florida as a late season cold front works its way through
the Deep South. Sufficient moisture will exist for numerous showers
and scattered thunderstorms into this afternoon and evening. The
greatest coverage should be from metro Orlando and Cape Canaveral
northward to the Ocala Forest and Lake George today, then will shift
into the Treasure Coast and Lake Okeechobee area tonight. Some
thunderstorms could become severe with wind gusts of 58 mph or
greater. Small hail, frequent lightning, and an isolated tornado or
two will be possible.

Strong winds aloft will push any storm to the northeast at 35 to 40
mph. Due to this rapid motion, residents should move indoors and not
wait for thunder if skies darken to the west and southwest.

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