Tornado Watch Until Noon Saturday 10/19

The core of Tropical Storm Nestor is well away from Central Florida, but we’re still getting the brunt of the storm. A likely tornado caused significant damage in the town of Kathleen and overturned a tractor trailer on I-4 southwest of the Attractions Friday night. Shortly afterwards, some brief rotation was indicated over Epcot but didn’t appear to have spawned any damage. The Storm Prediction Center upgraded our area to a slight risk of severe weather on Saturday. And now, a tornado watch is in effect through noon.

   Tornado Watch Number 675
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   150 AM EDT Sat Oct 19 2019

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Central and northern Florida
     Coastal Waters

   * Effective this Saturday morning from 150 AM until NOON EDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes possible

   SUMMARY...Wind fields and instability favorable for tornadoes will
   continue to spread across the central/northern peninsula through the
   remainder of the morning and into midday.  Tornado potential will be
   most focused near a warm front moving slowly northward over
   central/northern FL, as well as outer band(s) moving onshore the
   west coast.  Additional isolated supercells may develop in between
   those two regimes as well.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 50 miles south southeast of Sarasota FL
   to 35 miles northeast of Gainesville FL. For a complete depiction of
   the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS


   REMEMBER...A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
   tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch
   area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for
   threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements
   and possible warnings.

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