Wind, rain, possible tornados forecast for weekend

SevereHOLT, 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.

ForecastFor 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.

Saturday SPCThe 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.


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