Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the theme park areas this afternoon and evening

Feb 12, 2014 in "Severe Weather Information"

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 8 IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EST THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS
BREVARD INDIAN RIVER LAKE MARTIN OKEECHOBEE ORANGE OSCEOLA SEMINOLE ST LUCIE VOLUSIA
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF... DAYTONA BEACH... FORT PIERCE... HOBE SOUND... KISSIMMEE... LEESBURG... MELBOURNE... OKEECHOBEE... ORLANDO... SANFORD... ST CLOUD AND VERO BEACH

THE STORMS SHOULD TAKE THE FORM OF A SQUALL LINE AS THEY MOVE
ONSHORE THE FLORIDA WEST COAST LATE THIS AFTERNOON. LOW LEVEL WIND
FIELDS WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE DAY...AND AS A RESULT...STORM
MOTION WILL BE RAPID TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST AT 45 TO 55 MPH
DURING THE TIMES OF HIGHEST COVERAGE. SUFFICIENT INSTABILITY WILL
COMBINE WITH THE STRONG WIND FIELDS TO PRODUCE A THREAT FOR SEVERE
STORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS NEAR 60 MPH. WHILE THE
PRIMARY THREAT WILL BE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS...AN ISOLATED TORNADO
WILL BE POSSIBLE.
Article Posted: Feb 12, 2014 / 3:15pm EST