Strong tornadoes possible today

HOLT, Fla., March 18, 2022—The National Weather Service is calling for severe storms today across the entire forecast area.

Storms capable of producing large hail, strong winds and tornadoes are likely, including a strong, long-tracked EF2+ tornadoes with wind speeds between 111 and 135 mph.

A tornado watch is in effect until 2 p.m.

The threat for the storms, which began across parts of southeast Mississippi and southwest Alabama this morning will gradually move east as the day progresses. Severe storms with a possible tornado moved through Alabama’s Baldwin County at 8:35 a.m. today.

According to the NWS, the threat for tornadoes will increase throughout the morning as a warm front surges north out of the Gulf of Mexico.

The severe threat will spread east through the morning and afternoon, shifting east of the I-65 corridor by mid-afternoon and exit the area by 6 p.m. or so.

National Weather Service forecast

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