Area under severe weather threat

Published 11:47 am Monday, December 10, 2012

Severe weather is expected throughout the day in Escambia County.

Escambia County is under a threat of severe weather today as a cold front approaches from the northwest.

“A line of rain and thunderstorms is being pushed ahead of the front,” Escambia County Emergency Management Director David Adams said. “Some of these thunderstorms may be severe. There is a potential of isolated tornadoes in this line of storms. Individual thunderstorms will track to the northeast within this line of storms.”

The National Weather Service is issuing Severe Thunderstorm and Tornado Warnings to the west.

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“Expect these warnings to be issued for our area as the day progresses,” Adams said. “The front and associated storms will continue to move to the southwest across our area through today and into this evening.”