PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Tuesday is expected to be a stormy day that will eventually give way to a Christmas-week cooldown.
Parts of the state near Fort Myers and Naples were under a tornado watch Tuesday morning, and while that didn’t extend to South Florida, the National Weather Service said “strong to damaging wind gusts and heavy rainfall [are] possible.”
An apparent tornado did touch down in the Fort Myers area, according to reports from that side of the state.
Thankfully, South Florida appears it will avoid the most severe weather.
Expect some showers and gusty winds that could potentially exceed 30 mph by this afternoon.
Highs are expected to reach near 80 with mostly cloudy skies.
Good news... the worst of it looks behind us, as this morning's storms sapped the juice from the atmosphere. Still showers and gusty winds this afternoon, but the risk for severe weather has been trimmed away from SoFlo #flwx pic.twitter.com/0sJn020PgU— Luke Dorris (@lukedorrisWPLG) December 21, 2021
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