Tornadoes, Hail, 60 mph Wind, Possible Across East Central Florida

Tornadoes, hail, wind gusts over 60 mph, showers and lightning storms, are possible across east Central Florida as early as 1 p.m. and continuing through tonight.

According to the National Weather Service in Melbourne, Florida, a rapidly advancing squall line containing scattered to numerous thunderstorms is expected to impact Lake, Volusia, Seminole, Orange and northern Brevard Counties between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2018.

Ahead of the line, scattered showers and lightning storms will be possible as early as 1 p.m.

Farther south, the squall line will affect Osceola, southern Brevard, Okeechobee, Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin Counties between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., with scattered showers and lightning storms ahead of the line beginning as early as 3 p.m.

While frequent lightning and damaging wind gusts over 60 mph will be the primary hazards today, brief tornadoes and small hail will also be possible.

The National Weather Service advises inhabitants in the impacted areas to review your family safety plan and ensure everyone knows the best place to shelter.

Remain alert for possible severe weather watches and warnings later today and act quickly if a threat materializes for your area.

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