Tornado watch in effect for Santa Rosa, Okaloosa until 4 p.m.

Gannett Florida staff reports
The Destin Log

Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties are under a tornado watch until 4 p.m. Saturday.

The National Weather Service issued the tornado watch Saturday morning for the western part of the Florida Panhandle, plus a large area of Alabama and Mississippi.

Severe weather, possible tornadoes forecast Saturday

An approaching cold front is expected to produce heavy rain and possibly high winds as it transits the area on Saturday, prompting a host of other warnings.

They include a wind advisory, which is in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday, a coastal flood advisory until 6 p.m. Saturday, a high surf warning and a rip current risk statement.