Tornado watch in effect for Citrus, Pasco, Hernando

Meteorologist Ashley Batey forecasts the weather for Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Good afternoon! I'm Meteorologist Ashley Batey tracking showers and thunderstorms moving through the Bay area this afternoon and evening.

A few storms could be strong to severe, beginning during the mid-afternoon. Expect strong to damaging straight line winds and heavy downpours. Isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.The most likely time for severe storms will be from 3-7 p.m.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties, along with parts of North Florida and parts of Georgia until 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Periods of showers will remain possible through Thursday morning before giving way to clearing skies Thursday afternoon once the actual cold front moves through. Cooler air will fill in behind the cold front bringing high temperatures down to around 80 degrees Thursday afternoon.

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