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Franklin County Meteorological Summary for 4/18/2019
- Strong to severe thunderstorms are likely tonight in the Panhandle—Enhanced Risk in west of Apalachicola River, Slight Risk east of the river to Tallahassee.
- Damaging winds up to 80 mph and some tornadoes possible—a strong tornado (EF2+) cannot be ruled out.
- Windy conditions expected outside of the storms across the Panhandle.
- Isolated to widely scattered thunderstorms possible in the Peninsula.
- There is a high rip current risk for Panhandle and Southeast Florida beaches, moderate risk for East Coast beaches.
- Minor coastal flooding is possible along the Big Bend and Nature Coast near high tide tonight.
- There is a moderate wildfire threat across the state today.
- Lake Okeechobee average elevation is 11.54 feet, which is 2.41 feet below normal for this time of year.