Mesoscale Discussion 2064
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0749 AM CDT Wed Aug 30 2023
Areas affected…central and northern Florida into southeastern
Concerning…Tornado Watch 661…
Valid 301249Z – 301445Z
The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 661 continues.
SUMMARY…Risk for isolated/brief tornadoes will continue across
parts of central and northern Florida and into southeastern Georgia,
as now-inland Hurricane Idalia continues moving north-northeastward
over the next couple of hours.
DISCUSSION…Latest radar/satellite loops show the eye of Hurricane
Idalia now fully inland, near the Taylor/Madison/Suwannee County
vicinity in northern Florida. Within the eastern quadrant of this
system, sporadic, briefly rotating cells within various convective
bands have prompted several tornado warnings over the past 1 to 2
hours. This trend should continue over the next several hours, as
Idalia continues moving steadily northeastward, given favorably
strong/veering low-level winds with height, and the tropical
boundary-layer airmass in place.
…Please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product…
LAT…LON 29418055 28448057 27888072 28018155 27908205 29028237
29858299 30558358 31688281 32078163 31568078 30538056