HOLT, Fla., March 26, 2023—The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center has placed the northwest Florida panhandle in a level 1 risk for severe weather today.
Scattered thunderstorms, some possibly severe, are forecast.
Areas along and northwest of Interstate 65 are in a level 3 out of 5 risk for destructive hail of 2 inches or greater during multiple rounds of afternoon thunderstorms that are forecast to continue into the evening hours, according to the NWS.
Strong tornadoes are also possible this evening in the level 3 areas.
The most severe weather is forecast to occur over some of the same areas hit by an early morning tornado that leveled the town of Rolling Fork. Miss., yesterday.
Tornadoes killed at least 26 people in Mississippi and Alabama.
The Rolling Fork/Silver City, Miss., tornado was given a preliminary EF-4 rating, according to the NWS office in Jackson, Miss. The tornado traveled approximately 59 miles creating a 3/4 mile path for an hour and 10 minutes with wind speeds of 166-200 mph.