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Sunday Severe Risk Ending in Florida but Continuing in the Carolinas

16 Jan 2022, 9:41 am

A system bringing heavy snow and ice to the Mid-South and the Mid-Atlantic will also bring continued severe storm chances through the Carolinas into tonight. Wind and hail will be the main threats. Here is the latest severe forecast.

Numerous tornado reports and severe wind reports were recorded through Sunday in Florida. One was confirmed an EF-2 with max winds of 118 mph. This tornado had a pathlength of 1.8 miles and occurred around 7:35 EST.

Severe Outlook


Severe Risks

The main threats with today’s severe storms will be damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. The morning had multiple tornado warnings in Florida and more could be on the way through the day farther north.



The stronger storms for the Mid-Atlantic coast will continue into the evening hours. This is where we could see some waterspouts moving onshore.

The risk should move offshore a little bit after dark. It will no longer be a threat after this point!

We will have continued updates on today’s severe risk throughout the day on WeatherNation.

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Taban Sharifi grew up in Southern California between Los Angeles and San Diego. She is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) with the American Meteorological Society (AMS). She has a B.S. in Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Environmental Sciences with a minor in Environmental Systems and Society from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Go Bruins! While in school, Taban was a meteorology... Load More intern with NBC LA. There she helped forecast daily weather for the greater Los Angeles region and created a playbook to deploy weather sensors for NBC owned-and-operated stations across the country. Her first on-air job took her to San Angelo, Texas, where she was a morning meteorologist and co-anchor. Working in West Texas gave her knowledge and experience covering severe storms. From there, she moved to Palm Springs, California. People think forecasting in California is sunshine all the time, but with temperatures in the 120’s, wildfires, damaging winds, floodings, and earthquakes, the forecasting kept her very busy! She also worked there as a general assignment reporter and told community stories. Taban is excited for the challenge and opportunity to forecast nationally with WeatherNation. She also looks forward to exploring all that Colorado has to offer!