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WEATHER WIRE: Tornado threat now focused on Florida, Georgia

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Severe thunderstorms are packing threats of tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail across portions of the southern and eastern U.S. Tornado Watches are in effect until Friday evening in the Southeast.


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Near-zero visibility in Panama City, FL

The WeatherStem observation system in Panama City, FL is reporting 3" hour rain rates and wind gusts around 64 mph as a tornado-warned storm moves by.

Visibility is near-zero at times because of the heavy rainfall.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Tornado-warned storm moving through Panama City metro area

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Atmore, AL tornado: 'A lot of debris to search through tonight'

Posted by Scott Sistek
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FOX Weather 3D Radar tracking a tornado-warned storm along I-10 in Florida

FOX Weather 3D Radar is tracking a storm with rotation along Interstate 10 that has triggered a Tornado Warning for several counties in the Florida Panhandle.

Holmes, Walton and Washington counties are under the Tornado Warning until 4 p.m. CDT.

Download the FOX Weather app to track the storm and watch live severe weather coverage: Click Here

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Heavy rain falling over drought areas

Heavy rain is falling over areas of Alabama, Florida and Georgia that desperately needed it. Several flood warnings and advisories are in effect for low-lying and poor drainage areas.

Parts of the area have only seen around 50% of their usual rainfall during the last 30 days.

Latest forecast: Click Here

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Damage reports following possible tornado in Holt, Florida

Deputies with the Okaloosa County, Florida, Sheriff's Office have been checking for damage following reports of a possible tornado in the Log Lake Road of Holt.

There are multiple trees down but no reports of any injuries at this time.

Posted by Chris Oberholtz
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Tornado Warning issued for Decatur, Mitchell and Seminole counties in Georgia

Tornado Warning issued for areas near Decatur, Mitchell and Seminole counties in Georgia until 3 p.m. Eastern.

Posted by Chris Oberholtz

NASCAR cancels Friday practices in Atlanta due to weather

NASCAR has canceled Friday’s on-track activity at Atlanta Motor Speedway due to weather in the Hampton, Georgia, area.

Rain hit the 1.54-mile track well before haulers unloaded and continued into the afternoon with no clearing in sight.

All three NASCAR national series were scheduled to practice, starting with the Camping World Truck Series at 3:05 p.m. Eastern.

The Xfinity Series was set for 4:05 p.m. with the Cup Series at 5:05 p.m.

Posted by Chris Oberholtz
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Tornado Warning issued for Okaloosa County, Florida

A tornado warning has been issued for Okaloosa County, Florida, until 1:15 p.m. The circulation was located near I-10 and Holt and was moving east at 35 mph. People inside the warned area should seek shelter immediately.

Posted by Aaron Barker

Bursts of lightning in northwest Florida seen from FOX Weather camera

A severe storm system is pushing through northwest Florida. Watch as FOX Weather's live camera shot catches bursts of lightning.

Posted by Chris Oberholtz
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Tornado Warning issued for Okaloosa, Santa Rosa counties in Florida

Tornado Warning issued for areas near Okaloosa County, Florida, and Santa Rosa County, Florida, until 12:45 p.m. Central.

Posted by Chris Oberholtz
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At least 2 injured, 9 mobile homes damaged by storm in Alabama

At least two people were injured and nine mobile homes were damaged by a storm in Atmore, Alabama on Friday.

Video from WALA showed power crews were working to repair power lines in Escambia County, Alabama, that were also damaged by the storm.

Officials said they are still trying to determine whether a tornado was to blame for the damage.

Posted by Aaron Barker

Breakdown of severe weather threat through Saturday

A strong low-pressure system is tracking eastward and will spawn a couple more rounds of severe thunderstorms packing threats of tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail Friday and Saturday across portions of the southern and eastern U.S. Click here to read more.

Posted by Chris Oberholtz

Tornado Watches issued for parts of the Gulf Coast, Southeast

NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has issued the following severe weather watches:

-A Tornado Watch is valid until 12 p.m. Central time for southwestern Alabama and southeastern Mississippi, including the cities of Mobile in Alabama and Gulfport in Mississippi.

-A Tornado Watch is valid until 2 p.m. Central time for southern Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle, including the cities of Andalusia in Alabama and Pensacola in Florida.

-A Tornado Watch is valid until 7 p.m. Eastern time (6 p.m. Central time) for southeastern Alabama, the Florida Panhandle and southwestern Georgia, including the cities of Dothan in Alabama, Panama City in Florida and Albany in Georgia.

The SPC says a couple of strong tornadoes are possible in these areas, in addition to scattered damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph.

Posted by Brian Donegan

Tree reported down in Covington County, Alabama

A tree has been reported as knocked down in Covington County, Alabama. According to county officials, a large tree has fallen across Sunny Side Street in the River Falls area.

Posted by Aaron Barker

Half-dozen Severe Thunderstorm Warnings issued

At least six severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued across southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle as a powerful line of storms moves east. A tornado watch is also in effect for the area.

Posted by Aaron Barker

Tornado warnings in effect for Escamba, Conecuh, Alabama

The NWS in Mobile has issued a Tornado Warning for Conecuh County and Escambia County, Alabama until 11:15 AM CT.

Posted by Emilee Speck

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