Current satellite image as of 11 AM EST showing the area of storms that will impact west-central and southwest Florida with a severe weather threat organizing along the cold front to our west. This area will slowly shift east during the day arriving over the Florida peninsula later this afternoon into the evening hours. Please have a reliable method available to receive weather warnings should the meteorologists at the National Weather Service detect a storm threatening life and property in your area.

Severe weather is expected later this afternoon and into the evening. Prepare now in #PinellasCounty for the possibility of storms. Monitor conditions using weather radios, updates from #AlertPinellas and keep track of reliable weather forecasts as the day progresses.