Severe weather warning issued for Florida this weekend

Writer: Nicholas Karsen
Published: Updated:
Credit: The Weather Authority

Florida has been placed under a marginal risk of severe weather from the Storm Prediction Center for Saturday into Sunday morning.

Currently, Florida is in level one of five stages of severity; however, level two bumps for parts of the state are possible as we approach the weekend.

The projected impacts in Florida will be similar to a tropical or subtropical storm according to Weather Authority Chief Meteorologist Matt Devitt.

Devitt forecasts a Saturday washout with approximately one to three inches of rain on average, with a few isolated locations potentially receiving more than four inches.

Heavy winds are forecasted with speeds upwards of 20-35 mph during the peak of the storm. Possible power outages are possible, but widespread outages are not expected at this current time.

There is currently a low chance of tornadoes forming from Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Some coastal flooding and beach erosion are possible.

The Weather Authority will keep you up to date with our hourly weather updates from the WINK Live Doppler 3X, Southwest Florida’s Most Powerful and Accurate Radar. 

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