Tornadoes possible with severe weather threat this week in Okaloosa County


The National Weather Service has forecast severe weather for the Panhandle beginning Wednesday and into Thursday.

The primary threats associated with these storms will be gusty winds and a tornado or two, NWS reported.

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Cody Lindsey, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mobile, Alabama, said the western Florida Panhandle can expect to see between one-tenth of an inch to a quarter of an inch of rain Monday and Tuesday as stormy weather starts to roll in from the west.

"Wednesday is the day people will definitely need to prepare for the highest severe weather potential," Lindsey said.

High temperatures are forecast near 80, with low temperatures Wednesday night forecast in the mid to upper 60s with the increased moisture and cloud cover.

Severe weather is forecast for the Panhandle Wednesday and Thursday

Dry and cool conditions are expected beginning Thursday with temperatures returning to slightly below normal. High temperatures are forecast in the mid 60s to near 70 for Friday with low temperatures cooling into the mid 40s to near 50 Friday night.