Plan ahead for the threat of severe weather for portions of Central Florida on Thursday. The SPC has issued their standard slight risk for severe weather for much of the Peninsula of Florida. Locations included in the risk are Tampa, St. Petersburg, Melbourne, Ft. Myers, and all of Lake Okeechobee. Travel could be impacted on portions of Interstates 4, 75, and 95. An upper-level trough will be moving across the northern Gulf on Thursday and will cross northern Florida during the day. The feature will enhance the uplift across the Gulf and widespread showers and storms will develop overnight over the open waters. During the day, this activity will move onshore and cross the state. In place across the state, there will be a very warm and moist air mass in place that will provide the fuel for these storms. Though not an extremely volatile situation,
there will be enough instability and dynamics over the area to allow for some storms to produce some damaging wind gusts as well as the possibility for an isolated tornado or two to develop. There will also be torrential downpours, so we will have to watch for some isolated flash flooding as well. Once the storms push off the east coast later in the evening, the severe weather threat will be gone. Follow us on Twitter. Like us on Facebook. Add us to your Google+ circles. MyWARN is available in the Google Play Store and as always our very popular iOS version is available for download in the iTunes Store. Get MyWARN now from the iTunes Store and the Google Play Store.