Strong thunderstorms are expected to hit South Florida on Monday afternoon ahead of an approaching cold front.
The potential for strong or severe storms Monday includes most of central and south Florida, generally near and south of the I-4 corridor. Storms are likely to redevelop near the I-4 corridor by 9 am. A widespread event is not anticipated, but a few of Monday’s storms may grow strong enough to produce minor wind damage or an isolated tornado.
Colder weather returns to #Florida. Winds pick up behind front w/ falling temps this afternoon for north and central Florida. Gusts 30-35 #Tallahassee #Jacksonville #Gainesville. Gusts 25-30 #Tampa #Orlando. pic.twitter.com/KjfSw6AzUe
— Florida Storms (@FloridaStorms) March 12, 2018
The thunderstorms are possible in Tampa, Orlando and Melbourne Monday morning and midday. As the front continues its dive south, West Palm Beach and Fort Myers will experience strong storms by 1 p.m. Fort Lauderdale and Miami’s greatest chance for strong storms will be between 2 and 6 pm Monday. The wet weather should clear all of South Florida Monday evening.