A somewhat complex surface weather pattern will result in one to possibly two rounds of severe weather across much of the Florida peninsula today. The above surface weather map is valid at 6pm CST (7pm EST) today. The map below shows the severe weather risk area as outlined by the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) for this afternoon and tonight:
The greatest severe weather potential, including a chance of tornadoes, is likely to take place along and south of a warm front that is expected to lift from Southwest to Northeast across the state late this afternoon into this evening.
Another round of severe storms is then possible tonight as a cold front sweeps across the state from the West.
Residents of Florida, particularly South of a Jacksonville to Apalachicola line, should remain alert today and listen for later updates, watches and warnings.