Wind Damage Possible Tonight in North Florida

– Wind gusts to 60 mph possible in strongest cells

– Highest chances 10 pm to Midnight in Alachua Co.


 

Damaging winds are possible tonight in North Florida. A squall line of thunderstorms formed ahead of an approaching front in parts of Louisiana and Mississippi earlier Tuesday, where it produced at least four tornadoes and 29 injuries near the greater New Orleans metropolitan area.

Livingston County emergency management officials also reported more than 60 homes were damaged from the severe weather.

This same storm system will be arriving in North Florida later this evening, carrying with it the continued low risk for severe weather.  The stronger cells will be capable of producing wind gusts up to 60 mph and small hail.

 

According to the latest forecast data, the line of storms will be approaching the Nature Coast and Suwannee River Valleys between 8 and 10 pm, then crossing the I-75 corridor into Gainesville and Ocala between 10 pm and Midnight.

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