Low-end severe weather risk today

The forecast area is in a level 1 risk zone for severe storms today.

HOLT, Fla., Dec. 30, 2022—Northwest Florida is under a level 1 out of 5 risk zone for severe weather today.

Timing is forecast for this afternoon into the early evening.

A line of thunderstorms, some of which may be strong to severe, will move across the northwest Florida panhandle today.

The main threats with any of the stronger storms that develop include damaging wind gusts, although, a couple of tornadoes cannot be ruled out, according to the National Weather Service in Mobile.

Localized flash flooding is possible today.

The storms are forecast to bring 1-3 inches of rain with locally higher amounts where storms repeatedly move over the same areas.

According to the NWS, the severe threat should exit the region by late afternoon with lingering rain and showers into the evening hours.

A second round of severe weather is possible again Saturday with gusty-to-damaging winds and one or two tornadoes, according to the NWS’s forecast.

NWS forecast

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