Florida Weather Forecast: Thunderstorms, Tornado Potential

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CURRENT CONDITIONS

Thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado near Panama City

8:16 a.m.: A severe thunderstorm capable of producing damaging winds and a tornado moved near Panama City.

The storm is moving inland into Bay County.

Residents are urged to take shelter if they find themselves in the path of the storm.

Severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado moving through Bay County.

Heavy rain, heavy storms moving through Bay County

8:15 a.m.: According to National Weather Service, Tallahassee.

Strong winds, hail possible as severe thunderstorms pass through

7:57 a.m.: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Panama City, Lynn Haven and Callaway until 8 a.m., according to the National Weather Service, Tallahassee.

Winds of up to 60 mph and penny-sized hail are possible.

Tornado warning expires but a line of thunderstorms shows tornado potential

7:30 a.m.; While an early morning tornado warning and tornado watch have expired, the threat of more severe weather continues today, according to AccuWeather forecasters. A line of thunderstorms brings the potential for a few tornadoes, from northern Florida to eastern Virginia and possibly as far north as Maryland.

Residents of the southeast should be prepared for disruptive to locally hazardous weather conditions, including strong winds, hail and flash flooding. A few tornadoes aren’t out of the question, AccuWeather said.

Line of storms moving through Panama City, Lynn Haven

7:26 a.m.: A special weather statement has been issued for Panama City, Lynn Haven and Callaway until 7 a.m. CT.

Winds of 40 mph are possible when a line of storms moves east through the region, according to the National Weather Service, Tallahassee.

Severe thunderstorms with tornado potential forecast for March 23, 2022.

Storms are expected to strengthen later this morning

6:54 a.m.: A line of thunderstorms affects an area from Panama City to east of Tallahassee. Although storm intensity has diminished over the past hour, storms are expected to strengthen later this morning as they move eastward.

Canceled Tornado Watch

6:45 a.m.: The tornado watch has been canceled for all counties under the National Weather Service, mobile, which includes Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach. The threat of severe weather has ended.

Weather radar for Panama City, Tallahassee

PREVIOUS HISTORY

A tornado warning was issued for three Florida cities after radar indicated a tornado in the area early Wednesday morning.

The tornado warning is in effect for Miramar Beach, Freeport and Portland until 5 a.m. CT, according to the National Weather Service, Tallahassee. The communities are located between Fort Walton Beach and Panama City.

A tornado warning was issued for three areas of the Florida Panhandle on March 23, 2022.

Hail up to 0.75 inches in diameter is possible, depending on the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network.

Additionally, a tornado watch has been issued for several counties in the Florida Panhandle until 6 a.m.

A tornado watch was issued on March 23, 2022.

A line of strong to severe thunderstorms is moving into the Florida Panhandle and southeastern Alabama. Storms are expected to continue moving eastward throughout the day.

According to National Weather Service, Tallahassee.

Scattered wind gusts up to 70 mph are likely.

A flash flood warning is in effect for Okaloosa until 9:30 a.m.

Past forecast as severe weather threatens

►Tornadoes, damaging winds, floods: Bay County hits the bull’s eye again for bad weather

► Escambia County under tornado watch until 11 p.m. as severe storms move through the area

► Another round of severe storms could bring more isolated tornadoes to Florida

Storms crossing the Panhandle on Wednesday are part of a system moving east across the United States. A tornado hit parts of New Orleans on Tuesday night.

An earlier tornado killed at least one person and left extensive damage in Texas and Oklahoma on Tuesday.

Tornado hits New Orleans: 1 death reported out of town, search and rescue teams deployed

Weather radar for Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach

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