Sunday, January 22, 2017

Tornadoes, Severe Storms Possible Across Brevard County

UPDATE: Tornado Watch In Effect For Central Florida

BREVARD COUNTY, Florida - The formation of tornadoes along with severe storms, hail, and strong winds are possible this afternoon and evening across east Central Florida, according to a Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by the National Weather Service office in Melbourne, Florida, on Sunday, January 22, 2017.

Severe storms are expected to develop over the eastern Gulf of Mexico ahead of a cold front that will move rapidly eastward across east central Florida from late this afternoon and into this evening. 

A Wind Advisory is in effect.

The strongest storms will have the potential to produce damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 mph, hail around an inch in diameter, as well as isolated tornadoes. A few strong, long-tracked tornadoes are also possible. Storms are expected to move quickly toward the east northeast at 45 to 50 mph. 

The National Weather Service advises that residents and visitors on Florida's Space Coast 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