Second round of severe weather possible tonight for Pensacola area (2024)

The Pensacola area is under a level 3 of 5 severe weather risk Monday as storms are already moving into the region.

Second round of severe weather possible tonight for Pensacola area

Another round of severe weather is possible tonight, according the National Weather Service.

The Pensacola area remains under a "slight risk" of severe weather, level 2 of 5, until Tuesday.

The main threats from this round of weather will be strong winds capable of damaging trees, power lines and structures.

The severe weather is expected between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. but confidence in the forecast is "low," according to the weather service.

"Current thinking is that the most unstable airmass will remain offshore, keeping any additional severe risk offshore as well," the weather service forecast said.

Heavy rain is also forecast overnight into Tuesday, and all of Northwest Florida remains under a flash flood watch. Drier air is expected to move into the area by Tuesday night.

Escambia and Santa Rosa could see strong winds over this afternoon from a 'wake low'

The National Weather Service said a "wake low" has developed behind the line of storms that moved through the Pensacola area this morning and could cause winds of between 30 mph and 40 mph and gusts of up to 50 mph.

A wake low forms when an area of low pressure that develops after a strong line of thunderstorms if conditions are right.

The Weather Service said strong winds could cause more trees and power lines to come down.

The high winds may persist until 2:30 p.m.

Gov. Ron DeSantis extends state of emergency to Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he was expanding the state of emergency issued last week to include Escambia, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties.

DeSantis issued the order last week after a round of severe weather moved through the Panhandle. The order now covers 15 counties. The order opens up resources for the affected counties to better respond to the emergency.

More than 6,100 households without power after severe storms

More than 6,100 homes and businesses were without power on Monday in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties after a line of severe storms moved through the area.

Florida Power and Light reported that 3,798 customers were without power in the two counties at 12:30 p.m., with 1,333 impacted in Escambia County and 2,465 in Santa Rosa County.

In the northern areas of the two counties, Escambia River Electric Cooperative reported 2,353 customers were without power in the two counties.

EREC was hit hard last week by a previous line of severe storms and was still restoring power to customers. There were less than 400 EREC customers still without power from last week's storms when Monday's storm hit, according to the EREC website.

Pensacola halts trash pick up Monday

Pensacola announced that it was halting trash pick up Monday because of the severe weather.

The city will resume pick up on a delay schedule and will complete Monday and Tuesday route operations by Wednesday.

Roads impacted by downed trees and power lines in Santa Rosa County

The following roadways have beenimpacted by downed trees and power lines, drivers are asked to use caution and seek alternative routes when possible:

  • Various sections of Willard Norris Road from Chumuckla Highway to Dogwood Drive
  • Indian Ford Road and Petey Lane in Munson
  • Penton Road in Allentown
  • Central School Road and Allentown Road in Allentown

The following roadways have been impacted by water over the roadway:

  • Highway 87 North at Bullard Road in the Berrydale area
  • Molino Bridge Road at Marion Way and Ten Mile Road in Chumuckla

Additionally, the Navarre Beach Pier is closed due to hazardous weather conditions.

Outside westbound lane of Interstate 10 closed at US 29 exit

The Florida Department of Transportation said that the outside westbound lane of Interstate 10 was closed at the U.S. 29 exit because of mud and debris in the roadway.

Flooding remains a threat after a line of severe weather moves out of the Pensacola area

The line of severe thunderstorms has moved out of the Pensacola area, but rain is expected to continue for much of the day.

Flooding will be the main risk for the rest of the day as the severe storms saturated the ground with more than 2 inches of rain in some areas, according to the weather service.

The central portion of Escambia County is under a flash flood warning until 2:15 p.m.

The Pensacola Police Department said six intersections in the city were flooded.

  • Marcus Drive and Texar Drive
  • Garden Street and L Street
  • Garden Street and DeVilliers Street
  • D Street and Cervantes Street
  • Airport Boulevard and Cobble View Drive
  • Ninth Avenue and College Boulevard

Additionally, a flood advisory was issued for southeastern Santa Rosa County where the weather service said between 1 and 2 inches of rain had fallen. The advisory covered the Navarre area.

The weather service said another 1 to 2 inches of rain was expected. Minor floods had begun or were expected to begin in low-lying areas.

Flash flood warning issued for southeast Escambia County, roads flooding in Pensacola

Southeast Escambia County, including the city of Pensacola, is under a flash flood warning.

Between 2 and 3 inches of rain had fallen Monday morning and the weather service said another 1 inch or rain was possible over the next few hours.

The weather service said local law enforcement had reported several flooded roadways with stalled vehicles.

The Pensacola Police Department had already closed 17th Avenue at the Graffiti Bridge.

PPD said numerous intersections across the city had flooded, and police officers had responded to two vehicles that had stalled after they had tried to drive through the flooded roads.

Meanwhile, the severe thunderstorm warning that had been issued expired at 11:15 a.m., and a new severe thunderstorm warning was issued for southeast Santa Rosa County until noon.

'Extremely dangerous' severe thunderstorm warning continues until 11:15 a.m. for southern Escambia and Santa Rosa counties

The weather service extended an "extremely dangerous" severe thunderstorm warning until 11:15 for south Escambia and soutn-central Santa Rosa counties until 11:15 a.m.

The line of thunderstorms has the potential to produce destructive winds of up to 80 mph.

Earlier a tornado warning was issued for central Santa Rosa County was canceled at about 10:50 a.m.

Heavy rain is following the severe winds in the thunderstorms and has already begun causing issues. The Pensacola Police Department closed 17th Avenue at Grafitti Bridge, which was flooded by heavy rains.

Torndao warning issue for Santa Rosa County until 11 a.m.

A tornado warning has been issued for Santa Rosa County until 11 a.m.

A thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 7 miles northeast of Milton at 10:16 a.m. and was moving east at 40 mph.

Additionally, the severe thunderstorm warning for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties has been extended until 11 a.m. The weather service continued the warning's designation as an "extremely dangerous situation" with 80 mph wind gusts possible and capable of causing damage to structures and vehicles.

'Extremely dangerous' severe thunderstorm moving through Escambia and Santa Rosa counties

Escambia and Santa Rosa counties were placed under "extremely dangerous" Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 10:15 a.m.

There was line of thunderstorms moving into Escambia County in the 9 a.m. hour that were producing wind gust of up to 80 mph.

"This is an EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION with tornado-like wind spends expected," the Weather Service said in its warning. "Mobile homes and high profile vehicles are especially susceptible to winds of this magnitude and may be overturned."

An 9:50 a.m., emergency radio traffic indicated trees and power lines were down in the Molino area.

The National Weather Service has Escambia and Santa Rosa counties under an "enhanced risk" of severe weather for Monday.

Storm damage:Severe storms caused widespread power outages, damage homes in Jay and Santa Rosa County

The storms are expected to produced strong winds capable of damaging trees, power lines, structures and crops. Tornado or tow cannot be ruled out, the weather service said.

The weather should move out by noon, but another round may be possible after 7 p.m. Monday until 5 a.m. Tuesday.

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