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Significant severe weather expected across Florida today through this weekend

April 26, 2023

Strong and severe storms are likely in the Peninsula late this afternoon and evening. The SPC has placed most of the Peninsula from Jacksonville down to Miami in a Slight Risk for severe weather. The greatest storm coverage is expected in the Enhanced Risk area from Ocala through Orlando and into Fort Pierce.

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Very large hail up to baseballs & damaging winds are the main threats. Isolated, brief tornadoes are also possible, especially near the Atlantic Coast. Flash flooding will be a concern with torrential rain at times. Some localized areas may pick up over 2” in a very short time. Please stay weather aware and watch for that high water.

A stormy weather pattern will continue across Florida straight through the weekend. Thursday, the severe risk shifts into the Panhandle then spreads into the Peninsula on Friday.

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A series of cold fronts will march through the state Saturday and Sunday bringing more rounds of rain and isolated to scattered severe storms. Please plan ahead and download the Florida Storms app to track the latest severe weather threats.

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Sources include nearest National Weather Service office, National Hurricane Center, and the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (@FloridaStorms).
Sources include nearby emergency management agencies, FEMA, and your local NPR affiliate. 
Sources include the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Highway Patrol and other nearby traffic information.

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