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Friday Florida Severe Storm Threat

7 May 2021, 11:40 am

A lingering cold front will prompt another round of strong and potentially severe storms for Florida on Friday, mostly for the Miami area and the Keys. We have a marginal risk (level 1 out of 5) for severe storms today.

Earlier on Friday, there were even waterspouts off the coast of the Florida Keys! The tornado threat will be low today, but watch for waterspouts as we head through the afternoon and evening.

The primary concerns for today’s storms will be hail and gusty winds, from West Palm Beach down to the Keys.

Storm coverage will favor the southern I-95 corridor and the western Bahamas through the afternoon and evening. By sundown, the strongest storms will be across the Atlantic Ocean.

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Kara has always been passionate about weather and knew from an early age that she wanted to become a meteorologist. Living in different regions of the country and experiencing weather events ranging from ice storms to tornadoes drove her to pursue a bachelor's degree in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma. Throughout college, storm chasing became a regular event for Kara, where she saw fir... Load Morest-hand the power of the atmosphere. Kara graduated cum laude from OU and decided to further her meteorology education with a Master's degree from Mississippi State University. The deadly April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak struck while Kara was studying at MSU; her first “Dixie Alley” tornado event and an up close glimpse into the destruction of the storms she so closely studied. Her broadcast career began in Elvis’ birthplace, Tupelo, Mississippi, where she earned her Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal from the American Meteorological Society. Kara's career has included coverage of all types of severe weather including tornado events, flooding and tropical systems across multiple southern states. Recently she helped cover the 2020 Easter Sunday deadly tornado outbreak in southeast Mississippi. In her free time, you can find Kara outdoors exploring new areas with her mini poodle,Truffles. Kara is also an avid runner and frequently races in 5Ks, 10Ks and half marathons.

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