Sunday, January 22, 2017

Tornado Watch Issued For South Florida

MELBOURNE, Florida - The National Weather Service in Melbourne, Florida has issued a Tornado Watch for all of South Florida that will remain in effect until 6 a.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017.

The Florida counties included in the watch are: Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Indian River, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm Beach, Polk, Sarasota, and St. Lucie.

An organized squall line will continue to move rapidly east at around 50 mph. The line will move toward the I-4 corridor through 9 p.m., shifting south across Brevard and Osceola counties between 8 and 11 p.m., and toward the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee County between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. 

The National Weather Service advises that residents and visitors to the Sunshine State should review their emergency plans for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Remain weather-aware today and into this evening, and know what to do if a warning is issued for your area. Also, ensure you have multiple ways to receive watch and warning information including through NOAA Weather Radio, your smart phone, local TV outlets, or a computer.

Infographic credit: National Weather Service