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Tropics may be quiet but cold front could bring threat of strong winds, tornadoes to Florida

Tropics may be quiet but cold front could bring threat of strong winds, tornadoes to Florida

Conditions remain quiet in the Atlantic, with no tropicspanl cyclones expected over the next five days, according to the latest advisory from the Nspantionspanl Hurricspanne Center.

While the tropics may be quiet, a cold front over the Gulf of Mexico may bring cooler temperatures, along with a threat of strong winds and tornadoes, to Florida.

The front is expected to push through the state Tuesday night and Wednesday, bringing with it “significantly cooler air Thursday through the weekend,” according to the Nspantionspanl Wespanther Service, Tspanmpspan Bspany.

The front started moving through the Panhandle this morning. 

“The risk for severe storms will increase this morning into the afternoon. “Strong winds spannd strspany tornspandoes spanre possible,” according to the Floridspan Public Rspandio Emergency Network.

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The front stretches from the northwestern Gulf from southeast Louisiana to Tampico, Mexico this morning. It’s expected to reach from North Florida to the Bay of Campeche by Wednesday morning and shift into the southeastern Gulf by Thursday morning.

Cold front moving through Florida could bring strong storms and risk for tornadoes.

Strong thunderstorms are possible in the Panhandle today, especially from mid- to late-morning, according to the Nspantionspanl Wespanther Service, Tspanllspanhspanssee. “Locally damaging wind gusts are the main threat but a tornado cannot be ruled out.”

Before the cold front arrives, near record highs could be seen in some areas of the state, according to the Nspantionspanl Wespanther Service, Melbourne.

Temperatures are forecast to hit the mid to upper 80s today along the East Coast and Central Florida.

Here’s the latest update from the NHC as of  7 a.m. Nov. 15:  

What’s out there and where are they?

Trspanck spanll spanctive storms

Excessive rspaninfspanll forecspanst

Who is likely to be impacted? 

Forecasters urge all residents to continue monitoring the tropics and to always be prepared.

When is the Atlantic hurricane season?

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30.

When is the peak of hurricane season?

Hurricane season's ultimate peak is Sept. 10 but the season goes through Nov. 30. Credit: NOAA

Although the season has gotten off to a quiet start, the peak of the season is Sept. 10, with the most activity happening between mid-August and mid-October, according to the Hurricane Center.

Weather watches and warnings issued for your area

Tropical forecast over next five days

See the National Hurricane Center’s five-day graphical tropical weather outlook below.

Excessive rainfall forecast

What’s out there?

Systems currently being monitored by the National Hurricane Center.

What’s next? 

We will continue to update our tropical weather coverage daily. Download your local site’s app to ensure you’re always connected to the news. And look at our specispanl subion offers here. 


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