Tornado Watch Number 340 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1035 PM EDT Tue Jul 6 2021 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of Central and Western Florida Peninsula Coastal Waters * Effective this Tuesday night and Wednesday morning from 1035 PM until 800 AM EDT. * Primary threats include... A couple tornadoes possible Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible SUMMARY...Hurricane Elsa continues to track northward off the west coast of Florida. Shear profiles are favorable for a risk of a few tornadoes overnight in the rainbands associated with the hurricane. The tornado watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles east and west of a line from 35 miles east of Cross City FL to 30 miles south southeast of Naples FL. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0). PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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.