Tornado Watch vs. Tornado Warning: What they really mean

Louis Holland
May 25, 2017

The National Weather Service is working to confirm if tornadoes touched down in Saluda and Newberry counties on Wednesday afternoon, but forecasters say the worst of the severe weather threat has passed.

The first report of a tornado in Rusk County occurred at 6:15 p.m. five miles west southwest of Weyerhaeuser. The main impacts include stronger to sever storms Wednesday afternoon with main threats pinpointed as damaging wind or tornadoes, according to a Wednesday morning briefing from Rachel Gross-Zouzias with the weather service.

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Tornado warnings and watches are at the highest levels in the panhandle but that does not mean that the Bay Area is out of the woods. No serious injuries were reported.

The National Weather Service's computer models of expected activity over Northeast Florida in the next 36 hours. But the man said his mobile home was left intact. This will not only provide more instability to parts of the area, especially Southside, but will also act as a trigger mechanism to get storms going. South Florida has a marginal risk of severe weather.

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The NWS defines EF0 tornadoes as having winds from 65-85 mph, EF1 86-110 mph and EF2 111-135 mph.

Wednesday marks the second day in a row and the third day in the last four that we've had multiple tornado warnings for several areas of the First Coast.

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