HOLT, Fla., Jan. 9, 2020—The National Weather Service is tightening its forecast for severe weather as the weekend gets closer, predicting numerous severe storms Saturday.
For now, this area is under a wind advisory beginning 9 a.m. tomorrow until to 6 p.m. Saturday. The advisory is for 10-to-25 mph winds with gusts up to 40 mph.
The 4 p.m. forecaster’s discussion states there could possibly be three waves of severe weather beginning late Friday night into Saturday morning.
As the day progresses Saturday, a second threat to include tornadoes, heavy rain, straight-line winds and even hail will be possible, according to the NWS.
The final round looks to bring a strong squall line ahead of a cold front Saturday afternoon. Barometric pressure with these storm systems could drop to 925 mb which could produce winds up to 70 mph, just short of a category 1 hurricane.
Tornadoes are a possibility as well.
A 60 percent chance of showers and possible thunderstorms in this area are forecast to occur before 4 p.m. tomorrow with highs in the mid 70s.
Winds will pick up tomorrow night with gusts as high as 35 mph.