Severe storms expected this afternoon

stormsHOLT, Fla., March 3, 2019—The National Weather Service is forecasting significant weather for the forecast area today.

Severe storms are expected to move into this area late afternoon through the evening between 4 and 8 p.m. ahead of a strong cold front.

Some of the storms will be capable of producing damaging winds, hail and strong tornadoes.

Damaging winds will be the primary threat; however, a tornado threat remains possible with storms ahead of the main squall line.

Southwest winds will shift to the west at 10-to-15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

According to the NWS, there is a threat for up to a quarter-size hail in the strongest storms.

Rainfall amounts are expected up to half an inch with higher amounts during thunderstorms.

NWS forecast

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