Monday, January 24, 2011

Possible Severe Weather Event on Tuesday- 1/25

  • Heavy Rain Tuesday Evening / Early Morning Wednesday
  • 1-2 Inches of Rain Possible
  • Wind gusts to 60 mph and an isolated tornado

The entire State of Florida is set up for a possible severe weather event tomorrow and into Wednesday. On Tuesday, a deepening area of low pressure over the north Gulf of Mexico will track east-northeast and move across the Florida Panhandle and the peninsula during the evening and overnight period. A cold front extending southwestward from this low center will eventually track across Florida Wednesday morning. Moisture is forecast to increase rapidly during the day on Tuesday with dewpoints approaching the mid 60's. Modest instability will also exist. The one limiting factor will be the lack of daytime heating, with temperatures only in the low 60's. 

Tornadoes are likely in portions of Florida, near, and along Interstate 4, as depicted by the forecast model below. 

At the very least, heavy rainfall should be expected. Wide spread rainfall accumulations of one inch, with the possibility of isolated locations getting over 2 inches, is possible.

QPF totals so at least 2 inches of rain.
The best timing appears to be after the Tuesday rush hour. The Severe Weather Prediction Center officially has most of the State under a "slight", around 15%, chance of severe weather. 

>>> For more information visit the Severe Weather Center

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