The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has issued a TORNADO WATCH that will remain in effect from 1:50 a.m until 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019, for the following Florida counties:
Alachua, Bradford, Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Desoto, Flagler, Gilchrist, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, Sumter, and Volusia.
Tornados have already occurred across Florida due to approaching Tropical Storm Nestor.
In addition to tornadoes, winds up to 60 mph and hail are possible within the watch area.
What Does A Tornado Watch Mean?
A TORNADO WATCH means that tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area.
People within the tornado watch areas should review and discuss their emergency plans, check supplies, and their safe room.
People within the tornado watch areas should be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued or they suspect a tornado is approaching.
Tornado Watch/Warning Radar Maps
Below are National Weather Service live radar maps for all of the Florida counties under the tornado watch.
The three radar maps below each cover the following regions: Tampa/Gulf Coast, Orlando/East Central Florida, and Jacksonville/North Florida.
Tampa / Florida Gulf Coast
East Central Florida
Jacksonville / North Florida