Tornado Watch: Christmas Severe Weather Threat

December 25, 2012

There is a substantial threat of severe weather for Christmas night, according to the National Weather Service. Damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes are possible. A tornado watch is in effect.

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

  • Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then isolated showers. Some storms could be severe, with large hail and damaging winds. Low around 46. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
  • Wednesday: Isolated showers before 9am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 29. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
  • Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 55. North wind around 5 mph.
  • Thursday Night: Clear, with a low around 34. North wind around 5 mph.
  • Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
  • Friday Night: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
  • Saturday: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
  • Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 36.
  • Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 57.
  • Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 36.
  • Monday: Sunny, with a high near 60.

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