WRUF has been tracking a period of unsettled weather that arrived Saturday night and will last through Tuesday. Confidence is much higher now on the timing and strength of what will be several episodes of rain and thunder dumping some beneficial rain over much of North-Central Florida. We will update this post continuously with the very latest, or follow @GatorWeather on Twitter for urgent updates on possible severe weather.
The following is a breakdown on the timing, magnitude, and locations of the threats for showers and thunderstorms through Tuesday.
What: Early morning periods of heavy rain and some thunder, then only spotty showers possible late afternoon.
Where: All of North-Central Florida in the early morning, but then only along the Nature Coast or east of the US Hwy 301 corridor late afternoon (more specifically Putnam and Clay counties).
Severe Threats: Large hail possible with early morning storms, then no threat in the afternoon.
When: After 4am (near the Nature Coast)
What: Line of strong thunderstorms, some possibly severe.
Where: Arriving on the Nature Coast toward dawn
Severe Threats: Large hail, damaging wind gusts, isolated tornadoes, frequent lightning
What: Periods of brief heavy rain, some thunder.
Where: Ending from west to east across all of North-Central Florida.
Severe Threats: Minor wind damage and isolated tornadoes.